McNair Scholars Eligibility
Undergraduates* enrolled at UTA for at least **9 hours per semester may apply if they meet the following criteria:
- U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- Either a ***low-income, first-generation undergrad OR a member of a group underrepresented in graduate education (African American, Hispanic, Native American/Native Alaskan/Native Hawaiian)
- Sophomore (by Spring Semester), Junior or Senior (not graduating until at least the following December)
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
*Students seeking a second undergraduate degree are not eligible.
** Once admitted to the McNair program, Scholars are strongly encouraged to maintain full-time enrollment (minimum of 12 hours). The final semester of senior year may require fewer hours.
*** Low-income status is determined by annual taxable household income limits set by the U.S. Department of Education. First-generation status refers to an undergraduate neither of whose parents earned a degree from a four-year institution of higher learning in any country.