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Office of Graduate Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives
McNair Scholar Assistantship Nomination
Virginia Tech supports the mission and students of the
McNair Scholars Program
Faculty are encouraged to ask students if they are McNair Scholars and nominate the student for this funding.
Funding is provided by the Graduate School and matched by the department to support the student's regular departmental assistantship rate and in-state tuition; the out-of-state fee is waived.
Students are responsible for paying their comprehensive fees.
Master's and doctoral level students are eligible for this award, however preference is given to doctoral candidates. The number of awards may vary from year to year. Departments can nominate up to 3 people.
To be eligible, students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents entering their first year of graduate study.
Nominations due March 10, 2017.
Nominee's Email Address
At what institution did the student participate in the McNair Scholars Program
Is this nominee a US Citizen or permanent resident?
To what academic program is the student applying?
What is the highest degree level the student is expected to complete at Virginia Tech? (Preference is given to doctoral students.)
Nominating Faculty/Staff member name
Nominating Faculty/Staff member email
Name of Department Head (is needed to confirm the matched funds)
Email address of Department Head
Does the department agree to match the funding provided by the Graduate School using departmental resources?
Please address the following: 1. Evidence that the student will contribute positively to the climate of the department, 2. evidence that the department is committed to the student's success 3. examples of what the student will accomplish through this assistantship.
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