McNair Scholars Program

Housed in College of Education’s Center for Multicultural and Educational Opportunities, the overall goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase the number of students from working class and underrepresented backgrounds in the Ph.D. “pipeline.”


The Boise State McNair Scholars Program is an academic achievement and graduate school preparatory program for undergraduate students who are first generation and low-income and/or underrepresented in graduate programs. The program prepares students for graduate studies through scholarly enrichment, exposure to research, and other academic experiences and opportunities. The program collaborates with Faculty Mentors to prepare McNair Scholars to successfully pursue a Ph.D. and careers in university teaching and research.

Upcoming McNair Info Sessions

Join us for one of three scheduled information sessions to learn more about the McNair Scholars Program and the application process.

Session 1:

  • Thursday, December 5, 2019 – 11:00am
  • Riverfront Hall, Room 202

Session 2:

  • Tuesday, February 4, 2020 – 10:00am
  • Riverfront Hall, Room 202

Session 3:

  • Monday, February 24, 2020 – 4:00pm
  • Riverfront Hall, Room 202
McNair Recruitment Poster

Apply to be a McNair Scholar

We are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2020 cohort. The priority application deadline is March 13, 2020. Apply now!

Interested in seeing our scholars' research?

Check out the McNair Research Journal!

McNair Research Journal (PDF)

Check out all the locations where our alumni have gone to grad school!

McNair Alumni - Where Are They Now?

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