TRIO McNair Scholars Program Notification

Dear Campus Community,


With deep sadness in our hearts, we regret to inform you the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program (McNair Scholars Program) at North Dakota State University has been terminated.


The McNair Scholars Program is a federally funded educational outreach program for eligible students to conduct research work under the mentorship of a professor in preparation for graduate education. North Dakota State University was one of the original 14 universities chosen in 1989 to host a McNair Scholars Program.  The program was established by Congress, funded by the United States Department of Education and named for astronaut and physicist Dr. Ronald E. McNair.


Along with academic advising, tutoring, and mentoring, participants in the program also receive stipends to conduct graduate level research. McNair scholars participate in monthly seminars to enhance study, research writing, and communication skills. They are also given assistance in preparing for the Graduate Record Examination and the graduate school application process. We would not have been able to carry out the mission of the McNair program without the merit of the remarkable NDSU librarians and professors who have served as mentors. It is with their excellence we have achieved the following at NDSU:

·        Served 327 students (average cohort size over the years was 26 students)

·        92 students received their doctoral degrees (46 Ph.D. & 46 professional degrees)

·        2 students received their specialist degrees

·        112 students received their master degrees

·        Since 2009, 29 undergraduate students received full financial support to attend graduate school.


Thank you for your support. It has been an amazing 28 years!


TRIO Works,

Anna Sheppard & Kaelen Napoleon




Anna Sheppard, M.S.

TRIO McNair Scholars Program Director

North Dakota State University


Ceres Hall 331

Dept. #2839 P.O. Box 6050

Fargo, ND 58108-6050

T: 701-231-7312

F: 701-231-9669


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