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SDSU McNair Scholars Program

The SDSU McNair Scholars Program is an innovative program that prepares talented students in the pursuit of doctoral study and careers in higher education. Twenty-five scholars are selected to receive stipends to conduct research with university faculty mentors, write research papers and present their work to professors and peers at regional and national conferences.


  • A participant must meet the following requirements before becoming a McNair Scholar:
  • Low income as defined by the US Department of Education
  • First generation to college (where neither parent completed a four year degree)
  • From an underrepresented group in graduate education 
(African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American and Alaskan, other Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian)
  • Should have a 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Completion of at least 60 units SDSU
  • Undergraduate US Citizen or permanent US resident In pursuit of a Ph.D.

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