Apply to the Program

The UNL McNair Scholars Program is a select, competitive honors program seeking top scholars who demonstrate sound academic performance, strong potential for graduate school achievement, and a desire to pursue a career in which a doctorate is required.

Step 1: Are you eligible?

If you can check each of the following boxes as a statement that's true for you, there is a place for you in UNL's McNair Program.

Check the boxes for the statements that are true for you:

This button is enabled when answers above indicate eligibility.


Are you uncertain whether you qualify for the McNair Program? See the Frequently Asked Questions. If you have additional questions about the program or the application process, contact Carol Boehler for more information.

We'll provide an overview of the McNair Scholars Program at UNL, visit with you about your long-term academic and professional career interests, and explain the application process in detail. The McNair Scholars Program at UNL serves sophomore, junior, and senior students.