The Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program is a TRiO program designed to prepare undergraduate students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities.
McNair Scholars is funded at 151 institutions across the United States and Puerto Rico by the U.S. Department of Education. It is designed to prepare undergraduate students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. McNair participants are either first-generation college students with financial need, or members of a group that is traditionally underrepresented in graduate education and have demonstrated strong academic potential. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase graduate degree awards for students from underrepresented segments of society.
The McNair Scholars Program prepares selected students must have completed at least 30 college hours and be aspiring to pursue doctoral studies. McNair Scholars will receive academic and personal development, collaboration and networking, assistance with graduate school admissions, and a faculty mentor to conduct summer research.