UW McNair

Application Process


Our application for the 2018-2019 cohort will open November 15th. The application deadline is Friday, February 2, 2018 by 5 pm.

Application Instructions (Includes Essay Prompt):UW_McNair_Application_Instructions_2018

Please fill out Application Form (Use Adobe Reader):2018-McNair-Application-Form-fillable

(This application was last updated on 11/22/2017.  Please make sure you are using the most recent application version.)

Directions for Submitting your Letter(s) of Reference:

  1. Contact your letter writers, letting them know that you will be applying to the McNair program (remember to provide your writers with plenty of time to write you a strong letter.)
  2. Email uwmcnair@uw.edu the following information:
    • First and Last Name of Recommender
    • Title
    • Department
    • Email Address
    • Your relationship to recommender

    In your subject line write: Reference Submission for (your name).

  3. We will send your letter writer an email with the instructions for writing and uploading an electronic copy. We will send out your email within 24 hours (M-Th) of receipt of your email, so make sure you provide us with the name(s) and email(s) as soon as you are starting your application.

(Depending on your internet browser settings, you may need to download the PDF in order to fill it out electronically.)

Please review the eligibility requirements. Also, we highly recommend that interested students discuss the application process in person with McNair/EIP Graduate Student Advisors during their office hours.

A completed application consists of:

  • A completed application form
  • A statement of purpose
  • One copy of your college transcripts from all institutions attended, including UW (an unofficial copy is acceptable)
  • A copy of your parents’ most recent income tax form (or, if your parents cannot claim you as a dependent, then your income tax form)
  • A copy of your financial award letter
  • One or two letters of recommendation, depending on your year in school (See instruction on application form – at least one must be from a faculty member)
  • A writing sample of at least two pages that was completed within the last year (e.g., a final paper from a course)
  • Resume/CV

Mail or drop off applications to:

McNair Scholars Program
171 Mary Gates Hall – Box 352803
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington 98195-2803