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How to Apply

To be eligible to participate in the McNair Scholars Program at Eastern Kentucky University, a student must be:

  1. A citizen or national of the United States
  2. Be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at EKU
  3. Be an excellent student demonstrating quality academic performance
  4. Be committed to a career that requires a doctorate
  5. Be a first-generation college student from a low-income background .. or ..
  6. Be African-American, Native American, Native Alaskan, Hispanic, Pacific Islander
  7. Be a self-motivated individual who demonstrates good personal management skills like time management and effective scheduling and consistent follow-through on tasks and assignments.

All interested EKU undergraduates should call the director, Rich Richmond, to schedule an informal informational interview. 

To schedule an initial interview, please call 859-622-6249 or email

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