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Want to go to Graduate School? Don't know what that means?

The McNair Scholars program can help you get there! Our program helps first generation, low income, or underrepresented students apply to doctoral programs and assists them with a research project.

Virtual Front Desk Lobby Hours

Schedule a virtual Zoom meeting with a McNair Scholars Representative.


Applicants who best meet the federally mandated guidelines will then be selected on the basis of their potential for pursuing doctoral studies and their ability to benefit from program.


Thank you for your interest in the McNair Scholars Program. Applications for the 2023 - 2024 academic year are now open!

Research Journals

The McNair Research Journal SJSU features the work of SJSU McNair Program student scholars, who are recruited from underrepresented groups for graduate study level preparation.

McNair Scholars

2022-2023 McNair Scholars Spotlight

Student Travel

Student Travel Information and Forms


Program Calendar, Virtual Lobby Hours, Upcoming Events and Weekly Meetings


References for Indigenous Student Scholarships, Scholarship Aggregators, Individual Scholarships and Scholarships for Bay Area Students.