McNair Program
McNair Program


NOTE: Both McNair Scholars (fr/soph) and Fellows (jr/sr) use the same application form but are evaluated with different expectations.

McNair is no longer accepting applications for the 10-week 2015 Summer Research Program.

If you have questions about a future application, contact Ronnie Hendrix at 860-685-3165 or email

When applying, in addition to the on-line application, the following are Required Supporting Documents:

Federal TRiO programs have income levels that must be met for participation In their US Dept. of Education programs. Information on current income guidelines can be found at:

  • Copy of your legal guardian's income tax form (or explanation if none filed)
  • Copy of financial award letter
  • Transcript
  • Names and e-mail addresses of two individuals from whom you are requesting references. (Click here to download the reference form.)

Click HERE to start the on-line application.

If you wish to work on your personal statement in advance, here are the directions for that section:

"The personal statement answers the following questions:  What are your academic and research interests?  Why do you want to go to graduate school? How will participation in the McNair program fit into your long-range academic and professional plans?  Please include any research experience you may have, and other experiences that you have had that will help you succeed in graduate school.
(750 word limit)"