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McNair Scholars Program

The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program (the McNair Scholars Program) prepares well-qualified undergraduate students for success in doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. This program is dedicated to the high standards of achievement inspired by McNair's life.

Beginning their sophomore year, selected scholars are provided with an array of academic and career counseling services and cultural enrichment experiences, including:

  • Comprehensive, ongoing academic career support from the program director, assistant director, tutorial faculty, and research mentors
  • Paid Summer Research Experience (SRE)
  • Expenses-paid travel to research conferences throughout the U.S.
  • Expenses-paid travel to graduate research institutions
  • GRE test preparation
  • Graduate school application assistance
  • Waived or reduced graduate school application fees
  • Local visits to significant educational, research, and cultural institutions

Here are just a few of the highlights of the McNair Program, as of October 2017:

  • Since 2007, the McNair Program has served 125 first-generation, low-income, and/or underrepresented students
  • 36 Scholars are currently enrolled in a bachelor's program
  • 90 Scholars have earned a bachelor's degree
  • 5 Scholars are currently enrolled in a professional graduate program
  • 5 Scholars have earned a professional degree
  • 7 Scholars are currently enrolled in a master's program
  • 28 Scholars have earned a master's degree
  • 14 Scholars are currently enrolled in a doctoral program
  • 3 Scholars have earned a doctoral degree