Eligibility and Selection

The McNair Scholars Program prepares qualified undergraduates for entrance into PhD programs in diverse fields of study to ultimately increase the diversity of the professoriate.


  1. Have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  2. Have U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residence
  3. Have between 55 - 80 credits (or at least 2 years before you graduate);
  4. AND Are able to be classified as either:
    1. First-generation college student meeting certain income requirements AND/OR
    2. Member of an underrepresented group


Application Requirements:

Complete the online application which includes:

  • Personal statement
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Unofficial Transcript

For more information, contact Associate Director Dr. S. Ernest Lee elee@jjay.cuny.edu, or McNair Program Assistant Ms. Rachel Rosado at rarosado@jjay.cuny.edu.