UF students, including incoming transfer students, who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and meet the criteria below are encouraged to apply to the McNair Scholars Program.
Applicants must meet either one of the following criteria:
In addition to the criteria above, students must:
The McNair Scholars Program is not open to students who only plan to pursue a Master's or professional degree (e.g. MD, JD, DVM, PharmD, PsyD, DNP, etc.)
*A first-generation college student means: (1) a student neither of whose natural or adoptive parents received a baccalaureate degree; or (2) a student who, prior to the age of 18, regularly resided with and received support from only one parent, and whose supporting parent did not receive a baccalaureate degree.; or (3) an individual who, prior to the age of 18, did not regularly reside with or receive support from a natural or an adoptive parent.
**The term low-income refers to an individual whose family's taxable income for the preceding year did not exceed 150 percent of the poverty level amount. Click here for current Federal TRIO Program low-income levels.
For more information on the laws, regulations and federal guidelines governing the McNair Scholars Program, visit: https://www2.ed.gov/programs/triomcnair/legislation.html
New Online Application!
A Complete Application Consists Of:
Personal Statement Guidelines
All applicants must upload a 500-word personal statement (1-inch margins, 12pt font, double-spaced) addressing the following:
*Include your name and UFID in the top-hand corner of each page.