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 on Thursday, January 30 2020
  • Deadline for the application and all supporting materials is Friday, March 16, 2020
  • 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

Online Application Downloadable Application

Completed Personal Statement


Writing Sample

Two Faculty Recommendation Letters and Forms

Online Recommendation Form Downloadable Recommendation Form