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McNair Scholars

Application fee waivers

Any applicant to a WVU graduate program who completed the McNair Scholars Program at a participating institution is eligible for a waiver of the application fee. More information is available from the McNair Scholars Program website.

Graduate tuition waivers

A limited number of waivers of graduate tuition are available to McNair Scholars who completed undergraduate degrees at Concord University (or its partnering McNair HBCU institutions, including Bluefield State College and West Virginia State University) or West Virginia University. Information on graduate tuition waivers for students who completed the McNair Scholars program at Concord University is available from the Concord University McNair Scholars Office.

Application Procedures
Approved WVU programs for McNair waivers

All Ph.D. programs are approved for the WVU McNair waiver program. The master’s programs listed below are also approved. Other master’s programs may be considered if the applicant’s intent is to complete a Ph.D. program and pursue an academic career.

  • Agricultural and Resource Economics (MS)
  • Agricultural and Extension Education (MS)
  • Animal and Nutritional Sciences (MS)
  • Economics (MS)
  • Engineering - any field (MS)
  • English (MA)
  • Geography (MA)
  • Geology (MS)
  • History (MA)
  • Mathematics (MS)
  • Physics (MS)
  • Plant and Soil Science (MS)
  • Political Science (MS)
  • Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Resources (MS)
  • Reproductive Physiology (MS)
  • Sociology (MA)
  • Statistics (MS)
  • Wildlife and Fisheries Resources (MS)