Application Instructions

McNair Application

Provide complete information, two references, a copy of your most recent personal (independent status) or family (dependent status) federal tax return (1040), and a copy of your transfer transcripts (if applicable). If you do not have a copy of your most recent income tax return, you may call 1-800-TAX-1040 to request an income tax summary.

Have your (2) references send a one page letter of recommendation to the McNair Office. Your letter of recommendation may include your assessment of the student’s ability to:

  • Think analytically
  • Conduct research
  • Be responsible and mindful
  • Communicate (verbal/written)
  • Take initiative and work independently
  • Succeed at the graduate level
  • Manage multiple academic and extracurricular commitments
  • Contribute to a collaborative learning community like the McNair Scholars Program.
Submit application and supporting documents to:
University of Delaware
 McNair Scholars Program
180 South College Ave
You may also email your application and supporting documents to
* Please note that tax documents must be hand delivered to the McNair office. 


Click here for: 2019-2020 UD McNair Application

This year, the McNair program is implementing a rolling deadline for admissions.  Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

 Application Deadline: Friday, February 14, 2020

Note: Missing or incomplete information will delay the processing of your application.


Contact Information


Dr. Sujata Bhatia

Faculty Director

Dr. MeCherri Abedi-Anim

Program Coordinator


Rebekah Phillips

Senior Program Assistant

PHONE: (302)-831-4396