The Stanislaus State McNair Scholars Program is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 cohort.

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McNair Scholars are selected on a competitive basis. All elements of the application will be closely evaluated by the selection committee to identify the students who best meet the purposes of the program. 

McNair Scholar slots available based on criteria:
Low-income first-generation college student: 6 slots
Underrepresented in graduate education: 6 slots

Finalists will be invited to participate in a 20-minute interview with the selection committee. Interview dates are to be determined. Selected applicants will join the program in Spring 2022. 

Federal TRIO Programs Current-Year Low-Income Levels
Based on taxable income 2019 Form 1040 Line 10
Effective January 13, 2021 until further notice

Size of Family Unit 48 Contiguous States, D.C., and Outlying Jurisdictions
1 $19,320
2 $26,130
3 $32,940
4 $39,750
5 $46,560
6 $53,370
7 $60,180
8 $66,990

For family units with more than eight members add the following amount for each additional family member: $6,810 for the 48 contiguous states, the District of Columbia and outlying jurisdictions.

The figures shown under family income represent amounts equal to 150 percent of the family income levels established by the Census Bureau for determining poverty status.
Retrieved from U.S. Department of Education

Application Timeline

April May June July August September October November
04/01: Online Application Opens
04/19: Info Session
05/05: Info Session
05/26: Info Session
06/30: Info Session
07/29: Info Session
08/17: Info Session
09/02: Info Session
09/10: Info Session
10/3: Application deadline
10/4-29: Selection committee reviews applications
11/1-5: Interviews
11/8-12: Selection notifications

McNair Scholars Program Information Sessions 

Date/Time Registration Link
April 19 | 12:00-1:00 PM Register
May 5 | 2:00-3:00 PM Register
May 26 | 10:30-11:30 AM Register
June 30 | 3:00-4:00 PM Register
July 29 | 12:00-1:00 PM Register
August 17 | 10:00-11:00 AM Register
September 2 | 4:00-5:00 PM Register
September 10 | 12:00-1:00 PM Register

Application Support Sessions

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Dates and times to be determined.