Dear Applicant,

The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program at Oklahoma State University is one of 187 programs at colleges and universities across the country and part of a group of federal programs known collectively as TRIO. The McNair Scholars Program is designed to prepare talented, highly motivated juniors and seniors at Oklahoma State University from low-income, first-generation and underrepresented groups for Ph.D. study through involvement in research and other scholar activities. 

At OSU, program participants MUST meet the following requirements before becoming a McNair Scholar:

  • Be a first-generation college student (where neither parent completed a bachelor's degree) and have low family income level, as established by the U.S. Department of Education; OR
  • Be a member of one of the following underrepresented groups in graduate education (African-American/Black, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Hispanic/Latino, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander).

 All participants must also meet the additional requirements below:

  • Be an OSU undergraduate student who will have obtained at least 60 credit hours by the fall semester immediately following acceptance into the program. 
  • U.S. citizen or permanent residency status. 
  • Entering the final two years of a bachelor's degree program in the fall immediately following acceptance into the program. 
  • Expecting to immediately enter an academic/research graduate program upon graduation.
  • The McNair Scholars Program is not open to students pursuing professional degrees such as medical, veterinary, or law degrees.
  • Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA OR demonstrate significant academic progress towards a competitive GPA.

 Thank you for your interest in the McNair Scholars Program!  Please complete this application as thoroughly as possible.  You cannot save and restart this application.  

  • Before you begin, ensure you read through the entire application. Take time to make notes and gather the required documents listed, and then return to submit your application. 

 If you have any questions, please call our office by email at or by phone (405) 744-3943.

Applicant Information:
Last Name *
First Name *
Middle Name *
School ID *
Email Address *
Gender *
Current Address *
Current Address Line 2
Local Address: City *
Local Address: State *
Local Address: Zip *
Permanent Address: Address *
Permanent Address: Address 2
Permanent Address: City *
Permanent Address: State *
Permanent Address: Zip *
Cell Phone *
Preferred Contact Method *
Marital Status *
Date of Birth *
Place of Birth *
Citizenship (check one) *
Permanent Resident Number (If Applicable)
Do you identify ethnically as Hispanic/Latino? *
How do you identify racially?
American Indian/Alaskan Native *
Asian *
Black or African American *
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander *
White (non-hispanic) *

Financial Information
On your FAFSA, are you an independent student? *

If Yes, provide your Taxable Income below.

If Not, provide your Parents' Taxable Income below.

Your Taxable Income (approximate) on your most recent tax return (if you are independent). Enter N/A, if not an independent student). Taxable income can be found on Line 6 of 1040EZ/ Line 27 of 1040A/ Line 43 of 1040. ***Application cannot be processed without taxable income; it may be zero.*** *
How many dependents did you claim? *
Your Parents' Taxable Income (approximate) on most recent Tax Return (if you are dependent). Enter N/A, if not a dependent. Taxable income can be found on Line 6 of 1040EZ/ Line 27 of 1040A/ Line 43 of 1040. ***Application cannot be processed without taxable income; it may be zero.*** *
How many dependents did your parents claim? *
How many people are in your household? *
Most Recent IRS Form: 1040EZ,1040A ,or 1040 *
How many hours do you work per week on average? (If not presently employed, select "zero") *
Are you eligible for financial aid at OSU? *
Do you qualify for and/or receive the Pell Grant? *

Family Information
Father's/Guardian's First Name *
Father's/Guardian's Last Name *
Highest level of education earned by your father *
Mother's/Guardian's First Name *
Mother's/Guardian's Last Name *
Highest level of education earned by your mother *

Please provide the name and permanent address of one person who will know how to contact you in the future:

Name of relative or permanent contact

First Name *
Last Name *
Address *
Address Line 2
City *
State *
Zip Code *
Home Phone *

Academic Information
Are you currently enrolled at Oklahoma State University? *
Major 1 *
Major 2
Minor 1
Minor 2
Are you in a STEM Major? *
College *
Department *
Degree Sought *
Intended Graduation Term *
Total Credits Completed *
Total Credits attempted semester applied *
Current class standing *
GPA Scale *
Institution Entry Date *
Attended Community College/2-Year Institution *
If yes, from which institution? (If no, enter N/A) *
Name of your academic advisor
First Name *
Last Name *
Academic Advisor Email *
How did you learn about the McNair Scholar Program? (Check all that apply)
Classroom visit