McNAIR SCHOLARS PROGRAM
The McNair Scholars Program was founded in 1986 in memory of Dr. Ronald E. McNair, the NASA physicist/astronaut, who died aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger which shockingly exploded 73 seconds after liftoff.
The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, also referred to as the McNair Scholars Program, is a United States Department of Education TRIO initiative which seeks to provide intensive support to eligible undergraduate students interested in pursuing a doctoral degree. Students of the McNair Scholars Program are provided involvement in research and other scholarly activities while pursuing an undergraduate degree.
The goal of the McNair Scholars program is to increase the attainment of Ph.D. degrees by students from underrepresented segments of society.
McNair participants are first-generation college students with financial need or members of an ethnic group that is traditionally underrepresented in graduate education and have demonstrated strong academic potential. Traditionally, the eligible students are classified as junior or senior undergraduate students.
1. Graduate School Preparation
• Graduate School Examination Prep (GRE, etc.)
• Graduate School Financial Aid Seminars
• Graduate School Visits
• Graduate School Application Assistance
• Graduate School Fee Waivers
2. Research Opportunities
• Research and/or Scholarly Activities
• Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
• Research Presentation Experience (local, regional and/or national conferences)
• Publication of Research Projects
3. Academic and Personal Development
• Academic, Personal, and Career Coaching
• Developmental Workshops and Seminars
• Cultural Enrichment
• Mentoring (Faculty, Research, and Professional)
STIPEND: McNair Scholars may earn a research and/or scholarly activities stipend of up to $2800
Bicentennial Education Building Room 186
(504) 280-7050 office (504) 280-5564 fax
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