Montana State University

McNair Scholars Program

Montana State University
240 Gaines Hall
P.O. Box 172560
Bozeman, MT 59717


Shelly Hogan, Ph.D.

Administrative Associate

Kate Delaney

Student Support Specialist

Kari Oelkers, M.S.

For more information:

Tel: (406) 994-5072
Fax: (406) 994-7989

See "Calendar & News" for full details and list of events

Jan. 7

McNair Research Launch


Jan. 21

MLK Keynote Lecture - Dr. Ronald E. McNair's Brother, Carl McNair keynote speaker


April 9

Annual McNair Spring Banquet


Aug. 2

McNair Group Cultural Event


Aug. 18

GRE Practice Exam

GRE Quantitative Workshop


Aug. 19

GRE Quantitative Workshop


Aug. 20

GRE Verbal Workshop

McNair Catapalooza Booth


Aug. 21

GRE Analytical Writing Workshop

McNair Catapalooza Booth


Aug. 22

GRE Practice Exam

McNair Catapalooza Booth


Sept. 2

McNair Fall Seminar I


Sept. 16

McNair Fall Seminar II


Sept. 30

McNair Fall Seminar III


Oct. 14

McNair Fall Seminar IV


Oct. 17

McNair Application Deadline


Oct. 28

McNair Fall Seminar V


Nov. 18

McNair Fall Seminar VI


Nov. 25

McNair Fall Seminar VII


Dec. 2

McNair Research Symposium


See "Calendar & News" for full details and list of events


Justin Brewer received the St. Vincent Memorial Healthcare Scholarship


♦ Jesse Cook, James Cwick, Jenny Thornburg, and Kaysha Young are awarded Montana Career Information System Scholarships


♦ Zach Dupree featured in article on MSU News


♦ Shelby Rogala and Troy Duker were part of the MSU Leadership Institute Panel that had the opportunity to question General Wesley Clark


Heather Lee chosen as one of the MSU Women's Center's Students of Achievement


Kelsey Miller has been accepted into the Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program (NREIP)


Francisco Velasco has been accepted into the Harvard Graduate School of Education


Shane Close is  awarded the 2011-2012 Outstanding Psychology Department Undergraduate Award


Dewey Brooke featured in Mountain & Minds magezine Heart of Montana article


Jesse Cook is elected the 2011 MSU Homecoming King


Shelby Rogala and Troy Duker elected as ASMSU Senators for the College of Letters & Science


Mariya Couch recieves 2 scholarships


7 McNair Scholars presented at the 19th annual UC Berkeley California McNair Scholars Symposium


McNair Scholars Program welcomes Megumi Moriyama as a LEAP intern


Sasha Dingle received a Fulbright Fellowships for one year of international teaching


Kaysha Young and Erin Miller awarded MCIS TRIO Scholarships


Francisco Velasco's research is highlighted in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle from the MSU Research Celebration


Deb Blanchard receives the College of Letters & Science Dean's Award for Academic Excellence


Dustin Kuipers receives the Glenn Kirkaldie Award for Scholastic Achievement


Steven Davis receives the Harriet Cushman Award for Outstanding MSU American Indian Student


Zac Morris presents at the 43rd Symposium on Engineering Geology and Geotechnical Engineering


Yanet Eudave participates in a MSU BreaksAway Trip


Shelby Rogala elected as an ASMSU senate off campus representative


Shelby Rogala competes on the MSU Ethicats team


Jordan Kennedy featured on the MSU News Service


The 2nd cohort of McNair Scholars has been selected. See "2011 Cohort" for list


Jordan Kennedy places first in oral and poster presentations at the AISES National Conference

The Ronald E. McNair


Achievement Program


McNair Scholars



5th Annual McNair Spring Banquet - 2014

Evening with Carl McNair at MSU's MLK Lecture

2014 Research Launch

4th Annual McNair Research Symposium 2013

2013 UW-Seattle McNair Research Conference

2102 National McNair Heartland Conference, Kansas City MO

KC conf

2011 Research Launch


The McNair Scholars Program at MSU serves the needs of 25 undergraduate students annually who are either first-generation/low-income or minorities traditionally underrepresented (e.g. Native American, Latino, Alaskan Native, and African American) in graduate school. Eligible scholars are selected who have demonstrated strong academic potential and are committed to attending graduate school and pursuing a doctoral degree.  A particular focus of the MSU McNair program is providing research/project opportunities and financial support for summer projects for each student who is paired with a faculty mentor.

This is a TRIO program that is funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Please be sure to email, call or stop by the office with any questions you may have about the program.