McNair Scholars

Application Part 1: Demographic Information & Written Material

2023 McNair Application  

Instructions for Filling out the Online Form

The form will allow you to save your progress allowing you to return to finish entering your information.

If you need to make changes after you submit the form, please contact the UW McNair program and submit an additional form.  However, no changes will be accepted after the submission deadline.


In order to complete the application, you will need the following information:

  1. Your UW GPA (if you have one).
  2. Your current number of UW and total academic credits.
  3. Taxable Income for the 2021 tax year which was submitted to the IRS in 2022.
  4. 4 Items that you will be uploading as part of the Application Form:
    1. Your Written Response to the Personal Statement-saved as a pdf
    2. A copy of your current Resume or Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) (pdf)
    3. Writing Sample (At least 2-pages in length, that was completed within the last 12 months (e.g. a paper from a course.))
    4. Unofficial copy(ies) of college transcript(s)

Information about Taxable Income:

Your submission of Taxable Income must come from the tax return that was filed in 2022 for the 2021 tax-year. If you are a dependent, this is your parent’s or guardian’s taxable income.  If you are considered independent according to FAFSA, then it is financial information from your tax filing.

Note that Taxable Income is not the same as Adjusted Gross Income (AGI). Taxable income is income after deductions are subtracted. On the form 1040, taxable income is found on line 15.