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Join the UMBC McNair Family!

If you are interested in becoming a McNair Scholar, click here.

No paper applications and/or materials will be accepted. Full applications must be completed online by the deadline, Friday, February 9, 2018, 4:59:59pm. Please be sure you have read the Program Requirements, Eligibility, and Benefits webpages before you submit your application. Read all application directions thoroughly. Only students whose applications are complete and have adhered to the directions given will be considered for participation in the UMBC McNair Scholars Program.

The following items must be submitted as part of your application to be evaluated:

  • McNair Scholars Program Application with financial information
  • Copy of Tax Return  (Summary only. This is usually 1-2 pages long.)
  • Copy of Financial Aid Form (FAFSA or SAR)
  • Unofficial UMBC Transcript
  • Personal statements (Proposed Research project & Program Interest)
  • Two letters of Recommendation (once application is submitted, link will be sent to the professor)
  • Spring Semester Class Schedule

Applicants must also be available for the following:

  • Group Interview (Required for All Applicants)
    • Saturday, February 17, 2018, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    • Self Evaluation Form will be due within 24 hours after the Group Interview
  • Individual Interview (By Invitation Only)
    • Weeks of February 26, 2018 – March 9, 2018
    • Self Evaluation Form will be due within 24 hours after the Individual Interview