425 West University Boulevard
Durant, Oklahoma 74701

Thank you for your interest in the McNair Scholars Program!  Please complete this application as thoroughly as possible.  You cannot save and restart this application.  You may want to review the included items, take some time to make notes and gather the required documents, and then return to submit your application.  If you have any questions, please call our office at (580) 745-3306.

General Information:

First Name: *
Middle Name:
Last Name: *
Student ID Number: *
Date of Birth: *
Gender *
Marital Status *
Local Address *
Local City *
Local State *
Local Zip *
Cell Phone Number *
Personal Email Address *
Student Email Address *
Where or from whom did you hear about this program? *

Are you of Hispanic descent? *

Race (Mark all that apply):
American Indian or Alaskan Native *
Asian *
Black or African American *
Hawaiian or other Native to Pacific Island *
White *

How would you describe your citizenship? *
Mother's Educational Level *
Father's Educational Level *

Educational Information:

What is your classification? *
How many hours of college credit have you earned? *
Declared Major *
Approximately how many semesters do you think it will take you to complete your Bachelor degree at Southeastern? *
Please complete a personal statement that includes the following: describe your strengths as a student, describe any past research experience or research training that you might have had, what are your plans, if any, beyond a Bachelor’s degree attainment *
What College(s) have you previously attended?
Are all transcripts on file at SE? *

Income Verification:

As a federally funded TRIO program, McNair Scholars program is required to provide documentation of a Student's eligibility for the program to the U.S. Department of Education and implement the TRIO Regulations that state two-thirds of the students served must meet federal low-income guidelines. 

All applicants must complete this section whether or not you believe you qualify as low-income. Verification requirements for TRIO vary depending on whether students are independent or dependent.

To determine whether you are a DEPENDENT or an INDEPENDENT student, please answer the following:

Were you at least 24 years old by December 31st? *
Are you a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces? *
Are you married? *
Are you an orphan or a ward of the court, or were you a ward of the court until age 18? *
Do you have any legal dependents (other than a spouse), such as children or parents who get more than 1/2 their support from you? *

If you answered NO to every question, you are considered DEPENDENT. Please upload the following:

  • signed copy of your Parent(s) or guardian(s) most recent Federal Income Tax Return.

If you answered YES to any question, you are considered INDEPENDENT. Please upload the following:

  • signed copy of your most recent Federal Income Tax Return.
Upload a SIGNED and DATED copy of the most recent tax return here: *


Select the names of the two faculty members who have agreed to offer a recommendation for you to participate in the McNair program.

You should communicate with the faculty about your interest in this program and your hope to get their recommendation before submitting this application.  Consider the following statement to include in this communication:

"Dr. (Faculty), I am interested in the new McNair Scholars program here on campus. It is a program that will help me develop skills necessary to be successful in graduate studies. Would you be willing to complete a recommendation form supporting my application to this program? Once I submit my application, the McNair staff will send a link to a form for you to submit your recommendation. Thank you for your support."

Note: If the drop down menu below does not have your faculty member(s) listed, please forward their names to the McNair office at McNair@se.edu. 

The faculty member from your major for your first recommendation.
The faculty member for your second recommendation
I waive my right to see my recommendation letters. *

By signing below, I authorize the McNair Scholars Program to obtain, copy, review, and discuss education records and other materials necessary for participation in the McNair Scholars Program.

I understand that the McNair Scholars Program reserves the right to admit or deny any student enrollment in the McNair Scholars Program. Completion of the application does not guarantee acceptance into the program. I also certify that all of the above informations is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I give the McNair Scholars Program permission to use my statements, images, voices, or combination of these in promotional items (i.e. brochures, web sites, etc.) Furthermore, I understand that further documentation of income may be needed and all my records will be kept in confidence in accordance with the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), codified at 20 USC 1232g.

I verify that I am at least 18 years of age, I have read this agreement and am fully familiar with the contents. 

Notice of Non-discrimination: Southeastern Oklahoma State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Title IX Coordinator, 425 W. University Blvd, Durant, OK 74701, 580.745.3090

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