Achieve Your Graduate School Goals with the Support of the McNair Scholars Program

About the Program

The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program at Northern empowers you to pursue graduate studies by providing outstanding support and resources that encourage your personal, academic and professional development.

Apply to be a McNair Scholar today!

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What the McNair Scholars Program Provides

  • Individualized academic planning
  • Graduate school preparation
  • Faculty mentorship
  • Academic workshops
  • Academic tutoring and GRE preparation
  • Social and cultural events
  • Graduate school visits
  • Research stipends
  • Travel to scholarly conferences

In the McNair Scholars Program, eligible students receive the resources they need for academic and personal success in preparation for graduate school.


McNair Scholars Program Eligibility

  • First-generation college students who also meet income qualifications and/or
  • Students who are underrepresented in graduate education, according to U.S. Department of Education regulations
  • Students who demonstrate curiosity, strong academic aptitude, and a keen interest in pursuing a Ph.D.


Contact Us

Please email Northern's McNair Scholars Program or call 605-626-7782 to learn more about program benefits and resources.

Additional Opportunities

Discover opportunities and unleash your academic potential through Northern's Honors and Student Research programs!