Application Process

The McNair Scholars Program is now accepting applications!
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the deadline. 


McNair 2023-2024 Cohort Deadline: 
November 30, 2023

If you would like to learn more about the program and/or application process, please complete the interest form below. 

The application process has multiple steps and begins with reviewing "What is the GVSU McNair Scholars Program". Once you've determined if the McNair Scholars program is a good fit for you, please follow the steps below:

Step 1: Express your interest

Complete the Interest Form for our review.

Potential McNair Scholars Interest Form

Step 2: Meet with McNair Director

Once we've reviewed your interest form we will be in touch to schedule a virtual meeting with the McNair Director to discuss your interest and the program requirements. Meetings usually run 20-30 minutes and will take place via Zoom (or other virtual platform).

Step 3: Receive the application form

  • Once your eligibility has been verified by the director, we will email you the application. For a complete application you will need to submit: 
    • Application Form
    • Personal Statement
    • 2 letters of recommendation

Step 4: Complete Application form and Obtain Supporting Documentation

  • Obtain your income verification information.
  • Write your personal statement.
  • Contact two faculty to provide recommendations.
    • Share with them this link to complete the recommendation form.
    •  Approach your faculty as early as possible to request your letter.

Step 5: Attend an Interview

  • After your application has been approved by the McNair director, you will schedule an interview with the McNair team before being admitted to the program.


Questions? Email: [email protected]

Page last modified May 15, 2023