Iowa State University McNair Program

2015 Cohort

2016 McNair Cohort

The Iowa State University McNair Program prepares qualified undergraduates for entry to graduate school and completion of a doctoral degree.  The primary goal of McNair is to increase the attainment of PhD degrees by first-generation and underrepresented college students.  McNair Scholars are afforded many opportunities during their two years of active participation including working with a professor on a research project and navigating the graduate application and admission process.

The Iowa State University McNair program is fully funded by the university through the Graduate College and the Office of the Provost.  Our program still follows the same federal guidelines of all TRIO programs funded by the US Department of Education.



Applications for the 2017-2018 cohort year are now being accepted until April 1st or until all slots are filled. Please follow the application requirements and instructions here