Thank you for visiting the GVSU McNair Scholars Program website. Here you'll find information about the program, including application information, student biographies, GRE resources, information about our faculty and staff, and more. First, watch our video to learn more about some past McNair Scholars and their research.

If you have any questions about the program or applying, please contact us.

For additional short videos of students from other disciplines, click here.

The McNair Scholars Program is designed to prepare highly talented undergraduates to pursue doctoral degrees and to increase the number of individuals (from target groups) on college and university faculties. 

McNair Scholars are highly talented undergraduate students whose parents have no four-year college degree and are lower-income, or students in ethnic groups underrepresented at the doctoral level. The program accepts students from all disciplines.

Participants in the McNair Scholars Program receive academic counseling, advising, and GRE preparation. In addition, they're matched with a Ph.D. faculty mentor to conduct research and attend a research conference to present their findings. In the first semester of their senior year, the scholars receive assistance with the graduate school application process.

McNair Scholars is a TRiO program funded through the United States Department of Education and Grand Valley State University.