Application – Type, do
not print the application information when you fill it out.
As with all applications it is considered "bad form" not
to type. Make sure it is completely filled out, no blank spaces (N/A
Letter of interest – This
cover letter should include a description of educational and career
goals. Answer the question "Why do you want a Ph.D.?"
Short biography – The
biography should include highlights from your life, the events leading
to where you are today, and those that will continue to influence
you in the future.
College transcripts - These
do not need to be official; they may be photocopies but must
be current. Transcripts from all of the higher education institutions
you have attended are needed. This is true for all applications that
request transcripts. Keep copies of all of your transcripts in your
files for future applications.
Proof of current enrollment
- If you have transcripts from SDSU for the current semester, they
will show that you are currently enrolled in classes and can be used
as proof of enrollment. You may request a proof of enrollment from
the Admissions Office.
Letter of recommendation from
someone familiar with your academic work (e. g., faculty member).
When you request a letter of recommendation you should inform your
letter writer that you are applying to the McNair Scholars Program.
If there are any questions about the program, contact Veronica Bejar
or Katya Macias at 619-594-1473.
Latest completed income tax form
or "Financial Aid Verification for McNair Scholars Program"
(complete and hand in at the Financial Aid office).
Staple (upper left-hand corner) your application
materials together with the Application placed on top.