Apply to McNair Scholars Program

The McNair Scholar application cycle for January 2021 start is complete. It will re-open in September 2021.

Any questions? E-mail

Be sure to email Dr. Renee your intent to apply, to then schedule your interview session.

Looking for the McNair Fellows application (due each February)? Click on the McNair Fellows tab. The next app will be available for Fellows in January 2021.


Students who wish to apply for admission to the UConn McNair Scholars Program must meet eligibility requirements and submit a completed application package that includes:

  • Eligibility form
  • Application form
  • Personal Essay
  • UConn transcript (unofficial)
  • Up to two letters of recommendation (one must be from a faculty member), depending on past participation as a McNair Fellow.

The deadline for applying is mid-October each fall semester.

How to Apply

Please email Dr. Renée M. Gilberti ( regarding the application, or visit our office located in the Rowe Center for Undergraduate Education, Room 204.

If you need to send any application materials by postal mail:

UConn McNair Scholars Program
Attn: Dr. Renée M. Gilberti
Center for Academic Programs
Rowe Center for Undergraduate Education, Room 204
368 Fairfield Way, Unit 4170
Storrs, CT 06269-4170

Contact us if you have any questions.