Who's Eligible?

The McNair Scholars Program is offered on a competitive basis. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • 3.0 minimum cumulative grade point average
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
  • Meet federal low-income guidelines and be in the first generation in your family to complete a bachelor's degree or be a member of a group that is underrepresented in graduate education (African American, Chicano/Latino or Native American)

Participants will be selected on the basis of having the potential for doctoral studies. A committee comprised of faculty, the dean of the Graduate School, the TRIO coordinator, the McNair Program director, and the McNair academic coordinator will interview and select from eligible students.

Learn more about the application process

McNair Scholars
The McNair Scholars Program at ACU is designed to provide qualified college students with effective preparation for doctoral study.