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TRIO McNair Scholars Program

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What is McNair Graphic. The TRiO McNair Scholars program was created in 1989 and designed to prepare first generation undergraduate students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities.

What is TRIO McNair Scholars Program?

Idaho State University TRIO McNair Scholars Program is one of several TRIO programs funded by the U.S. Department of Education supporting the academic achievement of students from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education. The TRIO McNair Scholars Program is designed to help undergraduate students at Idaho State University prepare for graduate research and enter competitive doctoral programs.

We invite all students who fit the TRIO McNair eligibility to apply. If you have questions, contact one of our staff members. 

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Mailing Address: 921 South 8th Ave, Stop 8345 Pocatello, ID 83209
Main Office Physical Location - Idaho State University Museum Building Room 446

The Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program was established in 1986 by the U.S. Department of Education and named in honor of Challenger Space Shuttle astronaut Dr. Ronald E. McNair. The program, which has been at ISU since 2017, is funded by a five-year grant of $1,309,440 from the U.S. Department of Education.