How To Apply
The McNair Scholars program encourages all eligible students to apply.
Applications are accepted each year beginning Jan. 1 until the Monday following spring break. Apply Online.
The applications are screened and a pool of top candidates are selected to be interviewed. Prospective applicants are also required to submit copies of transcripts and current tax returns.
Application Packet Check List:
- Application may be completed online or an official paper copy obtained from the McNair Scholars Office.
- Transcripts from all schools attended.
- If classifed as "Independent" by the Financial Aid Office, a copy of your current IRS 1040 form must be submitted.
- If classifed as "Dependent" by the Financial Aid Office, a copy of your parent's current IRS 1040 form must be submitted.
These items can be mailed to the McNair Scholars Office at WTAMU Box 60875, Canyon, TX 79015 or they can be dropped off at the McNair Scholars Office, Suite 170 in the Killgore Research Center. The McNair Scholars Office will not schedule an interview unless all materials have been submitted.
The McNair Scholars program is funded to serve 11 scholars each year. These students attend an orientation session where a contract is discussed and signed. The contract outlines the requirements of both the scholar and the McNair program. Selected scholars begin in May of the current year by engaging in summer research.