McNair Application Requirements

The McNair Program is an option for low-income students with the intent of achieving a graduate level education to conduct research in their field of study. The requirements for a student applying to the program are:

  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Matriculated/full-time SUNY Brockport student with a 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Low-income/first generation college student (neither parent earned a bachelor’s degree)
  • Member of a group that is underrepresented in graduate education. (Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American, Alaskan Native, or Pacific Islander)
  • Intention to pursue a graduate education

The McNair application is available online by clicking the button below. Please print the application, fill out the form, and bring it into the McNair office, located in Cooper Hall, room C-16.

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McNair Scholar Responsibilities

Once you have been admitted into the program, McNair Scholars are expected to:

  • Maintain full-time student status
  • Meet with their mentor once a month
  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Be an active participant in Professional Development Seminars
  • Take the GRE or related test (GMAT, MCAT, LSAT) during your senior year
  • Apply to at least one graduate school
  • Submit a Personal Statement
  • Complete a professional portfolio