How to Apply

To become a McNair Scholar, an applicant must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident or must show Immigration and Naturalization Service documentation of intention to become a permanent resident
  • Must be classified as a Coppin State University junior or senior
  • Must be a currently enrolled degree-seeking student
  • Must have declared a major
  • Must possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0
  • Must possess a minimum overall average of 3.25 in the applicant’s major field of study
  • Must successfully complete an interview
  • Must obtain three recommendations, two of your recommendations must be prepared by Coppin State University faculty members.

Preference is given to low-income, first-generation students.

Application Form

If you are interested in becoming a McNair Scholar, download and submit an Application/Recommendation Form (Adobe PDF Plug-in required). You will need to have three recommendation forms completed.


McNair Program

410.951.3488   Phone
410.951.3389   Fax

Hours / Location
Mon-Fri: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
HHSB, Rm 349