A participant must meet the following requirements before becoming a McNair Scholar:

  • Low income as defined by the US Department of Education
    and

  • First generation to college (where neither parent completed a four year degree)
    and/or 

  • From an underrepresented group in graduate education
    (African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American and Alaskan, other Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian)
    and

  • Should have a 3.0 or higher GPA

  • Completion of at least 60 units

  • SDSU Undergraduate

  • US Citizen or permanent US resident

  • In pursuit of a Ph.D.

Do you feel you qualify for the SDSU McNair Program? Click on the Forms button to apply.