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Ronald McNair Program

TRIO Programs (TRIO)






Do not move forward in the application process until you have the following information. Without the following information your eligibility checklist will be incomplete and will be deleted.


  1. Tax Information: See flow chart titled What tax return should I submit? below to determine the correct tax return.

  2. Information needed from tax return:
    • Number of people reported in household
    • Taxable Income (See IDENTIFYING TAXABLE INCOME chart below for more information)



Step One:     Click on eligibility checklist, complete all the questions and submit the requested items. 
E-mail Dinah DeFord () as directed at the end of the eligibility checklist form.


Step Two:   The hardest part, STOP and WAIT until the McNair Staff contacts you regarding your eligibility.


Step Three: If your eligibility is confirmed, you will received an e-mail containing the application link and additional information necessary to complete the application process. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dinah DeFord at (

 Thank you for your interest in the McNair Program!

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