McNair Scholars Program

Eligibility Requirements

University of Missouri-Columbia students who are

  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.8 or above
  • Will have earned at least 60 credits by the beginning of the internship period
  • Qualify as:


    A first generation college student [custodial parent(s) has not received a four year bachelor's degree] who also has a specified income level


    A member of a group underrepresented in graduate education; (American Indian, Black/African-American, Hispanic or Latino/a, Native/Pacific Islander, or Alaskan Native)


    Both of the above