Applicant Information

Elligibility Information
Are you a US citizen/permanent resident?*
Ethnicity (mark all that apply)*
Student status*
Previous TRIO participation (mark all that apply)*
Mark the statement that best describes your first-generation college student status:*
Has your mother received a four-year degree from a college/university?*
Has your father received a four-year degree from a college/university?*
Using the linked chart (, indicate whether your family's TAXABLE income meets the TRIO low income guidelines. Note: If you are considered a dependent student, your proram eligibility is determined using your and your parent's information. Upon acceptance into the program, you will be asked to provide income verification.
Does your family's TAXABLE income meet the TRIO low income guidelines?*

Education Information
Class standing*

Which of the following best describes your commitment to attend graduate school?*
My highest degree objective is:*

Recommendation Letters
The applicant is required to provide the contact information of three (3) persons that can provide letters of recommendation who can address how the student's academic interest and goals make him/her well suited for the McNair Scholars Program.
Letters or recommendation viewing rights*
I understand that this waiver will not affect my admission or my ability to receive any services provided by the McNair Program.
First Reference:
Second Reference:
Third Reference:

Personal Statement

Research Interest
McNair research participants receive guidance from a WSU faculty member. Do you have someone in mind who would be an ideal mentor for your research interest?*
If you answered "Yes" to the previous question, please provide the name and department for the mentor in the appropriate boxes below.

Additional Details

All application components must be completed to receive full consideration. Students who move to the final step of the application process will be asked to provide a physical signature to the certification statement below and provide income verification prior to official program acceptance.

I certify that all of the information provided on this application, including financial and family documentation, is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I authorize the McNair Scholars Program to have access to my school records and understand that these records may be used for Program purposes.