Montana State University

McNair Scholars Program

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

Director and Co-P.I.

Shelly Hogan, Ph.D.

Administrative Associate

Kate Delaney

For more information:

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

Prospective Scholars

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Students must meet at least ONE of the following two requirements:

  1. A *low income and **first generation college student

  2. From an ***underrepresented minority group

Additional eligibility requirements:

  • Full-time undergraduate student

  • Will have completed 60 credits before beginning the summer research/project
  • 2.75 GPA (preferably 3.0 GPA)
  • A citizen or permanent resident of the USA


LOW INCOME definition for this particular program* to check if you qualify as low income, visit

** neither parent earned a bachelor degree before you turned 18.

*** African American, Latino, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, or other Pacific Islanders (American Samoa, Guam, Mariana Islands and the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands). If you are of another minority and think that you may qualify, please contact the McNair office.



3 Credit Summer Tuition waiver
Undergraduate research experience
$2,400 research stipend each summer for conducting research
Faculty mentorship in your academic and/or research field
Paid travel to present your research at conferences (local, state, or national)
Paid travel to visit graduate schools
Assistance with applying to graduate school
GRE preparation course
GRE fee reduction (half price)
Graduate school application fee waivers
Improve your candidacy for securing graduate school financial support