McNair Scholars

Welcome to the McNair Scholars Program at SNU! We prepare SNU undergraduates for doctoral studies through involvement in research and scholarly activities. Participants must be first-generation students meeting certain income criteria and/or students from groups underrepresented in graduate studies.


  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • First generation and income eligible student OR a member of an underrepresented group:
     African American, Hispanic, Native American or Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of: 3.0*
  • Must express a desire to attain a Ph.D

  * GPAs of less than 3.0 may be considered under extraordinary circumstances as space allows

To apply, complete the McNair Scholars Program Online Application

For additional questions, please contact the McNair Office located in the LRC Room #309 or
 call at 405-789-6400, ext. 6540 or e-mail at