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The McNair Scholars Program at Montana State University-Bozeman is one of the premier and nationally recognized undergraduate programs on campus. The essence of our program is to successfully combine faculty mentoring, undergraduate research, and academic support services for students whose families have not traditionally participated in post-secondary education.  Specifically, those students who are the first in their families to attend college and are from low-income families OR are members of ethnic/racial underrepresented minorities.

The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase post-baccalaureate degree attainment (e.g. Ph.D.) of underrepresented students (e.g. first generation & low income or multi-cultural minorities).  The Program provides students effective preparation for graduate school success by offering key sequence of services. Some of the examples of the McNair services include: undergraduate research internships, presentation experiences, financial support, personalized mentor-matching, graduate school admission workshops, seminars, and academic advising.

Update:   Students applying for Travel and Conference Awards for 23/24 can now be awarded up to $750

Undergraduate students who have been accepted to present research or creative projects at academic and professional conferences are eligible to apply for up  support through the USP Conference Travel and Conference Award.  Below is more infomation.

  • These awards are non-competitive; qualified applicants will receive awards contingent on availability of funds. 
  • Funding awarded by USP will be transferred to the student’s home or research department to ensure that funding is disbursed in accordance with department and university policies.  Please note, before applying to gather your home department's accountant contact information. 
  • USP does not provide funding for travel related to research projects.  If you are seeking funding for travel related to a research project, please apply the USP Research Grant program and include travel expenses in your budget.
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