Interested students must provide the following information:

  • The preliminary and formal applications along with the letter of recommendation form are available online or can be picked up in the McNair office, University Center Room 202.
  • A current Southeast Missouri State University degree audit report.
  • Three letters of recommendation, two of them from faculty members.
  • A copy of the first two pages of the most recent tax return. The tax return information is either from the parent/guardian of the applicant (showing the applicant claimed as a dependent) or an independently filed tax return.
  • A two-page essay on why the applicant wants to participate in the McNair Program. Other items to be addressed in the essay are highlighted in the McNair Scholars Program application.
  • Provide the anticipated date of graduation.

Use this online form to apply if you are interested in being a part of the McNair Scholars experience.


University Center 202

McNair Scholars Program
One University Plaza, MS 1550
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701