Eligibility

Baylor University students interested in applying to the McNair Scholars Program  must meet the following criteria:
  • Demonstrate interest in obtaining a Ph.D. degree
  • Have a minimum of 30 hours of course work.
  • Carry a 3.0 minimum cumulative Baylor GPA by the end of the Fall semester
  • Qualify as either a first generation college student who also has low-income level as established by the U.S. Department of Education  (link is external) or be a member of a group that is underrepresented (African American, Chicano/Latino or Native American students) in graduate education
  • Be a US citizen or a permanent US resident
  • Be enrolled at Baylor during the semester when applying for the McNair Scholars Program
  • Be available to do full time research during the summer term.
  • Preference will be given to applicants interested in STEM disciplines