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Date of Birth
WSU ID #
Are you a US citizen/permanent resident?
Ethnicity (mark all that apply)
American Indian/Alaskan Native
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
Previous TRIO participation (mark all that apply)
Communication Upward Bound
Disability Support Services
Educational Opportunity Centers
McNair Scholars Program
Office of Disability Services
Student Support Services
Talent Search/Project Discovery
Upward Bound Math/Science
Veterans Upward Bound
Not applicable, I have not participated in another TRIO or similar program
Mark the statement that best describes your first-generation college student status:
Neither of your natural or adoptive parents have received a four-year college degree.
You are from a single parent household and lived with a parent prior to the age of 18, and that parent has not received a four-year degree.
Prior to the age of 18, you did not live with or receive support from a natural or adoptive parent. In other words, you were an orphan or a ward of the court.
None of these statements apply.
Has your mother received a four-year degree from a college/university?
Has your father received a four-year degree from a college/university?
With whom did you reside prior to the age of 18?
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?
Our family income is at or below the levels indicated for our family size.
Our family income exceeds the levels indicated for our family size.
Expected graduation date
List your academic achievements or upload your current resume below
Resume upload (optional)
Which of the following best describes your commitment to attend graduate school?
I am thinking about going to graduate school and would like to explore my options.
I am going to graduate school after working for one or two years.
I have made a firm commitment to attend graduate school immediately after receiving a bachelor's degree, but it will depend on available financial assistance.
I have made a firm commitment to attend graduate school immediately after receiving a bachelor's degree, with or without financial assistance.
I have made a firm commitment to get a master's degree, but I am unsure about a doctorate.
I have made a firm commitment to attend graduate school and complete a doctoral degree.
My highest degree objective is:
Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D)
Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.)
Medical Doctorate (M.D)
Juris Doctorate (J.D.)
What discipline will you study?
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 voluntarily waive all rights to review the letters of recommendation.
I do not waive all rights to review letters of recommendation.
I understand that this waiver will not affect my admission or my ability to receive any services provided by the McNair Program.
In 300-500 of your own words, write an essay outlining your academic and career goals, your strengths and weaknesses regarding preparation for graduate study, plans to attain a doctoral degree, and how a doctorate is essential to those pursuits.
In your own words describe the research interest/question that will be the basis of your McNair project and proposed methods for implementing it.
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.
How did you hear about the McNair Program?
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.