Eligibility and Application Components

Eligibility and Application Components


To be eligible for the McNair Scholars Program, a student must meet the following criteria:

  • Completed at least 90 quarter units (60 semester units) at time of entry.
  • A 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA.
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent U.S. residency.
  • Major in agriculture, biological sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, math, engineering, or humanities.
  • Come from a low-income family and be the first generation to complete a baccalaureate degree OR be a member of a group underrepresented in graduate education (Including African American, Native American, and Chicano/Latino).
  • Intend to pursue a Ph.D. after graduation. This program is not open to students intending to pursue professional degrees such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, management, or law.
  • Students who have transferred from a community college are especially encouraged to apply.

Application Components

Application materials maybe be submitted separately. You may email to mcnair@ucdavis.edu, mail, fax or turn in your application in person.

Application Deadline

We are currently accepting applications. Applications may be accepted after the deadline if there are open spots in the program. Please contact the McNair Program Specialist, mcnair@ucdavis.edu, with any questions.