McNair Application

MCNAIR APPLICATION

ELIGIBILITY
The FIU McNair Scholars Program selection process identifies applicants who best represent the following applicant profile, as defined in FIU’s grant from the U.S. Department of Education:

  • Applicants must be a US citizen or permanent resident.
  • Applicants may be sophomores, juniors and seniors, but must have completed at least 60 credits of undergraduate coursework by the time of the start of their summer research project/internship.
  • Applicants must have declared their major and be enrolled in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) or STEM focused degree program and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale)
  • Applicants must be considered low-income (click here for criteria) and first generation college students and/or a member of a group traditionally under-represented in higher education (i.e.: African Americans, Latinos/Hispanics, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders).
  • First generation students are those whose parents have not earned bachelors’ degrees. If you lived with only one parent before the age of 18, consider the educational status of only that parent. Low-income status will be determined based on family size and taxable income.
  • Applicants must plan to pursue graduate studies as Ph.D. students. Students that wish to pursue law, dentistry, medicine, optometry, or veterinary careers are not eligible for this program unless they plan to pursue a dual degree that includes a Ph.D.).
  • Applicants must have submitted a FAFSA by the time of application.
  • Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation through the AcademicWorks system.
  • McNair Scholars are expected to actively participate in all requirements of the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program up to the completion of their bachelor’s degree.
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Checklist
Before applying, make sure you have all the documents listed below:

  • Personal Statement
  • Research Abstract
  • Statement of Intent
  • Resume/CV
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your unofficial or official transcript
  • Copy of your or your parents’ income tax return forms
  • Copy of your most recent FAFSA form
  • If you did not file last year’s tax return and/or do not have a copy of your most recent FAFSA form, please provide other means of income verification.

If you did not file last year’s tax return and/or do not have a copy of your most recent FAFSA form, please provide other means of income verification. If you have any questions, contact the Office of Student Access & Success at (305) 348-3445.

If you have any questions, contact the McNair Scholars Program at (305) 348-2446.

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Student Access & Success
11200 SW 8 Street, SASC 205
Miami, Florida 33199

Phone: 305.348.3445
Email: sas@fiu.edu

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