Preparing students for doctoral studies

McNair Applications

Student Scholars

Now accepting applications for Juniors (Third Year or Transfer) in STEM.*

Checklist for Items Required in Student Application

(Download Application PDF below for specifics):

  1. McNair Scholars application information (see below).
  2. Statement of Purpose to be submitted along with your application.
    1. Who are you? What do you want to do? Why do you want to join McNair? Why are you the right candidate? What’s in your future?
  3. Recommendations Form: Identify one (1) faculty at minimum to write a recommendation letter on your behalf.
    1. Included in the application, complete the top portion of the Faculty recommendation form.
    2. Provide the completed recommendation form to the person(s) who will write your letters.
    3. Email the contact information of your letter writers to 
    4. Have the recommender Faculty/Staff scan and email the form to 
  4. Financial Information. Gather the following attachments to be submitted along with your application.
    1. College transcript from each institution you have attended, including Cal Lutheran (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)
    2. Copy of your financial aid award letter
    3. Signed Income Verification form or copy of FAFSA
  5. Submit your portion of the application with attachments for consideration.
  6. Follow up to confirm with Faculty/Staff that recommendations were submitted.



Faculty Mentors

Faculty Mentor Application


*STEM applicants for Spring 2021 must be first-generation college students and meet income requirements