Apply to the 2023 McNair Cohort

Applications are due March 1st or until all slots are filled. 

The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program prepares qualified undergraduates for graduate school entry, with the primary goal of increasing the attainment of the Ph.D. Our Scholars are represented by students from underrepresented segments of society. The McNair Program supports graduate school-bound Scholars by focusing on three areas: academic research, graduate school preparation, and personal and professional development.



Interested in becoming a McNair Scholar at Iowa

State? Learn more about our program here


View what our current scholars are doing here!


Learn about what our faculty mentors do here!

Who Was Ronald E. McNair?

View a short biography on Ronald E. McNair's

contribution to science and his connection to

this program here!


Learn about Derrick and Tayana's McNair Experience

Check out our Winter 2022 Newsletter

Learn about Derrick Garth's Research Experience @ ISU

Contact Us


Phone: 515-294-2059

Address: Graduate College, 1156 Pearson Hall,

505 Morrill Road, Ames, IA 50011