Who is eligible?

To be accepted into the program, you must meet one of the following two requirements:

  1. Be a low-income and first-generation college student
    1. First generation: neither parent, natural or adoptive, received a bachelor's degree
    2. Low-income: as defined each year by the US Government. (See TRIO Current-Year Low-Income Levels)
  2. Be from an ethnic/racial minority group underrepresented in graduate schooling (Black, Hispanic/Latine/x, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, or Native American Pacific Islander).

In addition, you must meet all of the following requirements:

  • have a strong desire to obtain a PhD or other doctoral degree;
  • be willing to participate in all McNair sponsored activities/events;
  • commit to a summer research internship and ongoing research until graduation;
  • be a US citizen or permanent resident;
  • be a full-time undergraduate student at Michigan Technological University, Bay Mills Community College, or Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College;
  • successfully completed at least 60 credit-hours before summer research internship begins (be heading into your junior or senior year in the upcoming fall); and
  • be in good academic standing.

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