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The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO program funded at 151 institutions across the United States and Puerto Rico by the U.S. Department of Education. It is designed to prepare undergraduate students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. McNair participants are either first-generation college students with financial need, or members of a group that is traditionally underrepresented in graduate education and have demonstrated strong academic potential. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase graduate degree awards for students from underrepresented segments of society.


Eligibility for McNair Scholars Program at Texas State University

A US citizen or permanent resident

First generation and Pell Grant Eligible, or
identify as being in an underrepresented
group in graduate education

Enrollment at Texas State University

Classified as a sophomore or junior by entry into the McNair program

GPA minimum 3.0

Potential for graduate education

Strong interest for pursuing a graduate degree immediately following bachelor’s degree

Desire to attain a doctorate

Join the McNair Family

1. Review eligibility requirements

2. Fill out the online LACAI Application

3. Submit the application with all the appropriate documents

4. Contact McNair Scholars Program with any questions - 

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