McNair Scholars Program


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The McNair Scholars program is dedicated to preserving Ronald McNair's legacy of scholarship and accomplishments. McNair Scholars Programs are funded by the US Department of Education's Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program as part of the Federal TRIO Programs which include the McNair Scholars Program, Student Support Services and Upward Bound.

The Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program (McNair Scholars Program) is designed to prepare participants for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. McNair participants are from disadvantaged backgrounds and have demonstrated strong academic potential. The goal is to increase the attainment of Ph.D. degrees by students from underrepresented segments of society.


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The McNair Scholars Program is a multi-semester, experiential graduate school preparation program designed to inform, support and motivate eligible students wishing to pursue a doctoral-level degree. McNair provides an academically challenging and socially supportive environment to assist students in building their repertoire of knowledge and skills needed to interpret and access the professional graduate education culture.


To apply, please visit the How to Apply page.

RECENT NEWSManuel at Coe College with poster

- Check out our quarterly newsletter that has been brought back to life. See the Publications webpage to learn more. 

- Congratulations to our new McNair Scholar, Virginia Mccall, on receiving a grant to attend the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) Professional Development Institute in Arlington, VA, April 7th-11th. To learn more about this event, click here.

- We like to say welcome to our two new students, Virginia Mccall and Michael Creech, on becoming McNair Scholars.  

- Shout-out to our students Manuel Salinas and Norma Garcia Tellez for being selected to present at this year's Research in the Capitol. To learn more about this event and see pictures, check out our Facebook page.



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