McNair Scholars Program

Preparing students for doctoral studies

McNair Applications

Student Scholars

Checklist for Items Required in Student Application

(Download Application PDF below for specifics):

  1. McNair Scholars application information.
  2. Statement of Purpose to be submitted along with your application.
  3. Recommendations Form: Identify two (2) individuals to write recommendation letters on your behalf.
      1. Complete the top portion of the recommendation form (included with application)
      2. Provide the completed recommendation forms to the persons 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. Follow up to confirm with Faculty/Staff that recommendations were submitted. 

Applications are considered on a rolling basis until all slots are filled.


Faculty Mentors

Faculty Mentor Application