Application Guidelines

Thank you for your interest and application for the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program at NC State. Your decision to apply to the program indicates that you recognize the value of pursuing a doctorate degree.

Important Information

  • Applications for McNair will be available Monday, February 14th – Friday, March 25th.
  • The deadline for the application and all supporting materials was March 25th. Application is now closed.
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the TRIO Ronald E. McNair Scholar Program receives all your credentials by the application deadline date.
  • Should you meet the initial eligibility requirements, the program staff will schedule an interview in April.

Application Checklist

A complete application includes online and/or electronic submission as indicated by the following documents:

Completed and Signed Application

Completed Personal Statement


Writing Sample

Two Recommendation Letters and Forms

Recommendation Form (PDF)

Recommendation Form (Online)