The Ronald McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program provides undergraduate students an opportunity to work with a faculty mentor, explore and research in their discipline, while preparing for future graduate school enrollment.
The program is named for Ronald Ervin McNair, one of the first African-American astronauts and is designed to increase the number of low-income, first-generation students, or underrepresented students in doctoral degree programs.
The McNair Scholars Program is funded by a grant from the United States Department of Education.
- Working with a faculty mentor
- Completing a research project and paper
- Preparing for graduate level studies
- Mentoring high school students
- Receiving a stipend upon completion of internship requirements
- Individualized research projects
- Training in the use of qualitative and quantitative research methods
- Faculty mentors
- Research seminars
- Graduate school application workshops
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE) preparation course
- GRE fee waiver
- Travel opportunities to academic conferences throughout the country
- Individualized academic and career counseling
- Monetary assistance to visit graduate schools
- Assistance in obtaining graduate school scholarships