Application

Application

The application window for the McNair Scholars Program is now open.

Click here to access the program application: McNair Scholars Program Application

 

Application submission deadlines:

JUNIOR APPLICANTS: If you are scheduled to graduate May 2020, Summer 2020 or December 2020 and would like to join the current junior McNair cohort in January 2019 submit your application by Friday January 4, 2019. Notification of acceptance will be sent the week of January 7, 2019.

SOPHOMORE APPLICANTS: If you are scheduled to graduate May 2021, Summer 2021 or December 2021, submit your application by Friday February 1, 2019. Notification of acceptance will be sent the week of February 11, 2019

 

What you will need to submit (at the link above) in order to apply: 

  • 500 word essay regarding your academic interests, long range academic goals, research experience, professional plans, and goals
  • Most recent tax forms for the person that claims you as a dependent
  • References: The names of two LMU professors (not letters of recommendation)
  • List faculty at LMU with whom you would be interested in doing research

Benefits of the LMU McNair Scholars Program:

  • Academic and personal support of the McNair faculty advisors
  • GRE preparation course and reduced fees for GRE general exam and subject tests
  • Funding to travel and present at research conferences 
  • Identification of and participation in 8-10 week summer research opportunities at LMU and elsewhere; housing, travel, and stipends are often provided 
  • Advising and assistance in identifying, applying, gaining admission, and securing financial aid for graduate school 

 

Prior to applying, please review the eligibility requirements.

For questions about the McNair program and application contact Co-Directors Dr. Ricardo Machón (Ricardo.Machon@lmu.edu) and Dr. Jeremy S. Pal (jpal@lmu.edu).