2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin

Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program

Room 9.63.00, New Building

The McNair Program is a federally funded program. It is designed to increase the participation of students who are first-generation college students, meet federal income requirements and/or are from underrepresented groups (African-American, Hispanic, Native American and Pacific Islander) in graduate education, particularly in doctoral programs.

Student participants, known as McNair Scholars, receive mentoring, specialized academic and career counseling, tutoring and graduate school preparatory seminars, assistance in obtaining financial aid for graduate study, and assistance in applying for and obtaining admission to graduate school. McNair Scholars also earn 3 credits for their participation in a research seminar during the spring semester. First-year scholars receive summer stipends, and second-year scholars receive spring semester stipends while they participate in research apprenticeships with faculty mentors. Students who have a genuine interest in pursuing a doctoral degree, a GPA of 3.0 or better, junior or senior status, and who are either first-generation college students who meet federal income requirements and/or are members of a group underrepresented in graduate education, are eligible.