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Program Application 

NOW Accepting Applications!!!! Due Monday, February 5, 2018

North Carolina Central University Student Eligibility Requirement

  • 1) Be enrolled at North Carolina Central University during the Semester entering the McNair Scholars Program
  • 2) Demonstrate an interest in obtaining a Ph.D. or Ed.D. Degree
  • 3) Carry a cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • 4) 60 completed undergraduate semester hours by the Spring semester
  • 5) Be a citizen or permanent U.S. resident
  • 6) Qualify as either a first-generation / low-income undergraduate student who has low-income level as established by the U.S. Department of Education

  • Be a member of a group underrepresented (African American, Hispanic, Native American, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander)
  • 7) Be available to do full time research in the Summer following admission to the McNair Program

How to Apply

Eligible students can obtain an application from the McNair Scholars Program office located inside of Eagle Landing Residential Hall or can click the link above. 

Applicants will go through a 4-step process to become a Scholar:

  • Applicants will be checked to determine eligible GPA and hours.
  • Applicants will be classified as first-generation/low-income and/or underrepresented student.
  • Application will be reviewed by the Selection Committee to determine students who will receive an interview.
  • Approved applicants will receive an interview offer to allow the Selection Committee to determine the applicant's educational goals and fit with the program.

Application Checklist

  • Complete and Signed Application
  • Short bio video (5 min. max) describing yourself (additional instructions provided in the application package)
  • Tax Return (Summary only. This is usually 1-2 pages long.)
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • (2) Letters of Recommendation along with signed Recommendation Cover Letter
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