McNair Scholars Program

Preparing undergraduates from all disciplines to pursue their PhD.

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Welcome to the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program (McNair Scholars Program)! Dedicated to excellence in scholarship, our program serves low-income, first-generation students and traditionally underrepresented undergraduate student populations along their path to earning a PhD. We are one of more than 180 programs across the country united by a shared vision in increasing the representation of our students in doctoral studies and the professoriate.

McNair Scholars have access to a robust network of year-round support that includes graduate school preparation, funded research opportunities and the academic and personal development needed to excel in the highest levels of education.

From the sciences to the arts and humanities, our program is open to eligible undergraduate students of all disciplines.

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