McNair Scholars Program

Preparing students for doctoral studies

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  2. Must be a first-generation college student[1] ­and from a low-income household[2] OR must be from a group that is underrepresented in graduate education.[3]
  3. Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate in a degree-seeking program at Cal Lutheran.
  4. Must have completed 60 college credits at the time of application.
  5. Must not be graduating before May 2019
  6. Must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.
  7. Must be planning to enroll in graduate school upon graduating from Cal Lutheran.
  8. Must have a strong desire to attain a doctoral degree
  9. Must agree to participate in all required program components.

[1] This means that neither parent/guardian earned a baccalaureate degree.

[2] Low income, as defined by federal guidelines. See https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/trio/incomelevels.html

[3] Federal regulations define these groups as Black, Hispanic, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiians, and Native American Pacific Islanders

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