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.

Apply to be a McNair Scholar

Interested in seeing our scholars' research?

Check out the McNair Research Journal!

McNair Research Journal (PDF)

McNair Alumni Graduate School Locations

Check out the grad schools our alumni have gone to!