The McNair Scholars Program is a Federal TRIO program which aims to successfully prepare scholars for Master’s and doctoral programs. The ultimate goal of the program is for scholars to attain their Ph.D. within ten years of earning their undergraduate degree.

The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalureate Achievement Program commonly referred to as The McNair Scholars Program prepares undergraduate students who are first-generation, from designated income or underrepresented groups in graduate schools, for doctoral study. McNair Scholars are engaged in scholarly research, mentored by faculty, and are exposed to varied academic and cultural experiences.

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The McNair Scholars Program provides resources to prepare scholars for the graduate school admission process.

The main component of the program includes conducting research under the guidance of a faculty mentor.

The McNair Scholars Program provides a supportive, yet challenging environment that is conducive to learning and professional development.