A private comprehensive liberal arts college in Salt Lake City, UT, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in liberal arts and professional programs. Website
Application Information

Application Information


All scholars must:

  • Be a sophomore, junior, or senior who will graduate in December 2017 or later
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA OR significant academic progress in the last 30 credit hours or in your major
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Have a sincere desire to pursue graduate education

You must also qualify as:

  • A low-income, first-generation college student (neither parent has a bachelor's degree) OR a member of a group that is underrepresented in graduate education (Native American, Hispanic/Latina/o, African American or Pacific Islander)

Your family's federal tax information will be used to to determine low-income status. Dependent students should submit their parent's/s' 2015 tax information; independent students should submit their own. To determine whether you are considered a dependent or an independent student according to FAFSA, click here.

Preference is given to students who attend Westminster College, Salt Lake Community College, and the University of Utah.

How to Apply

If you fulfill these qualifications and wish to apply, download and print the McNair Scholar application packet in PDF format. *You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to download from the website.* These are the documents you will need:

Application Deadline

Applications are due march 31. They may be dropped off at the McNair Office or mailed. If mailed, they should be postmarked by March 31, 2016.

Mailing Address:

Westminster College
McNair Scholars Program
1840 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84105