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The PSU Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program is accepting applications from undergraduates in ALL academic majors for the 2014-2015 program year. Applications are due on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 5 pm for the program cohort starting Winter 2015.


___ Complete the Portland State University Ronald E. McNair Scholars Application Form (download Application below or pick up paper copy from the McNair Office at M302 SMSU)

___ Write Educational/Career Essay (see application for details)

___ Include a list of Extracurricular Activities with your application

___ Provide copy of your 2013 tax forms (if self-supporting) or parent(s)’ 2013 tax forms (if dependent)

___ Provide copy of current Student Aid Report (SAR)

___ Provide Verification of Family Income (This form, which can be found in the application packet, needs to be submitted to the PSU office of Financial Aid)

___ Provide current Official PSU Transcript

___ Submit three letters of reference pertaining to your academic activities

Two must be from professors.  A letter from a professor in your major is ideal. Letters from immediate family members are not acceptable.


Application Materials

2014-2015 Application Materials

Cover Letter for Application 2014-2015.doc

Cover Letter for Application 2014-2015.pdf

McNair Application 2014-2015.doc

McNair Application 2014-2015.pdf

PSU McNair Scholars Program Letter of Recommendation Form.docx

PSU McNair Scholars Program Letter of Recommendation Form.pdf

Only the 2014-2015 Program Application will be accepted. Please do not use applications from previous years.

You can submit your application to the McNair Scholars Program Office,  Smith Memorial Student Union, room M302