Is this a scholarship?
No, the McNair Scholars Program is a federally-funded Research Program designed to encourage students from first-generation/low-income and/or underrepresented backgrounds to consider careers in college teaching as well as prepare for doctoral study. At Buffalo State our program is designed as a two year experience where students develop research skills which aid them in their graduate career.
Who is considered a First-Generation college student?
1) A student neither of whose natural or adoptive parents received a baccalaureate degree (4 year);
(2) A student whose sole custodial parent did not receive a baccalaureate degree;
How do I know if I meet low income standards?
The term "low-income individual" means an individual whose family's taxable income for the preceding year did not exceed 150 percent of the poverty level amount.
What documentation do I need to provide for low income status?
The student can provide a copy of their FAFSA that is on file with the college and/or a copy of their parents/guardians's signed federal tax return. If you are legally independent, you can provide a copy of your personal tax returns.
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