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About McNair Scholars Program

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

Boise State McNair Scholars benefit from a comprehensive array of opportunities and services designed to cultivate scholarly skills and dispositions, provide exposure to research and academic professions, demystify the graduate school experience, and facilitate a strong graduate application package.

  1. Mentor-Guided Research: Designing, executing, and presenting a mentor-guided research project
  2. Graduate School Preparation: Developing and submitting a competitive graduate school application
  3. Scholarly Skills: Developing the skills and dispositions for doctoral study
  4. Financial Aid: Paid research ($2,800), fee waivers, and travel opportunities

McNair Scholars participate in the program during the final two years of their bachelor’s degree program at Boise State. The 21-month program progression guides Scholars through an integrated set of program activities, opportunities and seminars designed to facilitate their successful entry into postbaccalaureate programs immediately following their graduation from Boise State.