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McNair Scholars Application Priority Deadline

Friday, October 18, 2013, from 8:00am to 5:00pm

McNair Scholars Program application deadline for this year is October 18th

Online application information can be found:


McNair Scholars Program is a federally funded U.S. Department of Education TRiO Program at MSU serves the needs of 25 undergraduate students annually from ALL majors who are first generation, low-income students or students who are from a group underrepresented at the doctoral level (e.g., Native American, Alaskan Natives, African-American, or Latina/o). 

The mission of the McNair Scholars Program is to assist in the academic, professional, and cultural & social development of academically motivated and committed undergraduates whose goals are to apply to graduate school and ultimately attain a doctoral degree in order to pursue teaching and research careers in the professoriate. $2400 summer research allowance and up to $400 deliverable allowances are available to eligible and active McNair Scholars each year.


The goals of the McNair Scholars Program are to effectively provide each scholar customized and intensive undergraduate preparation for their future success in graduate school - example of activities that are incorporated into MSU McNair Scholars Program include:

o   Academic advising and paid tutoring services

o   Financial support for summer research/projects

o   1-on-1 mentoring from faculty while conducting hands on undergraduate research

o   Paid registration and travel to present and publish research findings at conferences

o   McNair Seminar Series - addressing issues regarding graduate school preparation, application submission, and graduate acceptance

o   Research Launch Workshop - addresses research methods, writing, poster design/printing, publishing and presenting scholarly findings

o   Paid GRE preparatory workshop and fee reduction for graduate school entrance exam

o   Paid travel to visit graduate schools

o   Summer journal club on-line seminar

o   Opportunity for a McNair Graduate School tuition waiver at MSU-Bozeman


Another great event that the public is invited to is our annual McNair Research Symposium is December 3rd from 5-7pm in SUB A


For more information about the MSU McNair program, call (406) 994-5072 or visit the website at