Applying to Truman McNair
We are a multi-year federal TRIO initiative funded by a grant from the US Department of Education and available to eligible Truman students who have attained sophomore status based on credit hours earned. Students who have not yet attained sophomore status are encouraged to participate in our Explore McNair Program as early as their first semester at Truman.
Eligibility to participate in the McNair Program is determined by criteria that include items such as US citizenship status, family income and first-generation college status, and race/ethnicity. These are not defined by Truman but rather by the US Department of Education. They are the same criteria for all 180+ McNair Programs nationwide. Questions about eligibility are included in the application, but there are a variety of eligibility factors that McNair staff are trained to help you navigate. Please reach out rather than withdraw from applying if you're unsure or think you might not be eligible for McNair.
If you are interested in the Explore McNair Program or the McNair Scholars Program, please complete the Interest Form below anytime during the academic year or summer!
The official application for the McNair Scholars Program has been extended with a new priority deadline of November 15, 2023. We guarantee a review of all applications received by that deadline but may review late applications based on program and student needs.
Please contact our Programming Specialist Jeremy Freese at email@example.com if you have questions. We look forward to hearing from you!