McNair scholar does research


Program Description

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.

Program Benefits

  • 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

Program Highlights

  • 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