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Recruitment for rising sophomores and juniors will begin Spring semester 2015. Applications are due February 12, 2015.


Complete the entire application, carefully review your information, then press submit. Printable version.

Please provide: (Additional material should be sent to 50 College Rd.)

  • Unofficial copy of your transcript
  • Two forms of recommendations: one from a professor in your major (preferably), and the other from an employer or other person who is not a family member
  • Proof of income: a copy of last year’s tax forms from you or your parent (s)/guardian, or your student aid report (SAR) from FAFSA
  • An essay of two pages or less describing:
    • Your reasons for choosing to participate in the McNair Program
    • Your plans after graduation in regards to furthering your education and your career goals
    • How the McNair Program will help you fulfill your plans in regard to your education and career
Applicant Information
Last Name:  
First Name:  
Birth Date: (mm/dd/yy)
Campus Address:  
State:  Zip:
Permanent Address:  
State:  Zip:
Local Phone:  
Permanent Phone:  
Work Phone:  
Cell Phone:  
Email Address:  
Citizenship Status:

Ethnicity: American/Alaskan Native
African American/Black
Pacific Islander
Other: (Specify)
School Information

List the names of all the colleges and universities you attended

School Name Dates Entered Dates Left
Overall GPA:  
Major GPA:  
Academic Status
Credits completed:  
Class standing:

Enrollment status:

Expected graduation date: (mm/dd/yy)
First generation* student:

Intend to apply to grad school:
Highest degree intend to complete:

* First generation is defined as a student whose parent(s) or guardian(s) did not complete a bachelor's degree
Family Information
List two contacts who will know your address in the future.
Contact #1
State:  Zip:
Contact #2
State:  Zip:
Father's/guardian's highest education:

If college graduate, was college/university in the U.S.

Mother's/guardian's highest education:

If college graduate, was college/university in the U.S.

Income Information
Family's Annual Income:  
Your Annual Income (if you are head of household):  
Total number of people in household:  

By submitting this form, I attest that the above information is true and correct. I give permission to the McNair Scholars Program at Boston College to access my academic and financial records for verification and reporting purposes. I also give permission to use any photos for public display in the various media forums.