The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program
The Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program is designed to prepare students who have traditionally been underrepresented in graduate studies for the journey leading to the Ph.D. (The U.S. Department of Education, in this instance, defines underrepresented as first-generation college students of any race from low-income backgrounds or Black, Hispanic or Latinx, Native American, or Pacific Islander.) As a participant in the program, you will have access to skills-building courses and tutoring, research experiences with a faculty mentor and individualized assistance through the graduate school application process.
- 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 a 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.