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McNair Program

The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program

The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program is designed to prepare students who have traditionally been underrepresented in graduate studies for the journey leading to the Ph.D. As participants in the program, students will have access to skills building courses and tutoring, research experiences with a faculty mentor, and individualized assistance through the graduate school application process. Students must meet the eligibility requirements for the program and must show an interest in attending graduate school. Program participation is limited to only 30 students.


  • Full-time student with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75; and
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States; and
  • First generation college student of any ethnic background who has a low-income level as determined by the Department of Education; or
  • Student who identifies as African American, Latino/Hispanic or Native American

Benefits of Being a McNair Scholar

  • Access to individualized advising and career planning
  • Tutoring available to maintain competitive GPA
  • Stipend paid for conducting research (also includes room and board)
  • Assistance with graduate school application process
  • Financial support for graduate school visits and presentations at professional conferences
  • Application waivers and fellowships available nationally exclusively for McNair scholars.

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Have a Question Regarding
the McNair Program?


Joe Green
Director of the McNair Scholars Program
(765) 973-2677


Donna McCormick
Program Coordinator
(765) 973-2674

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