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Dare to be McNair

About the Program

The McNair Scholars Program, officially known as the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, is a federal TRIO program funded at 151 institutions across the United States and Puerto Rico by the U.S. Department of Education. It is designed to prepare undergraduate students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities.

This program, established in 1986 and named in honor of Challenger space shuttle astronaut Ronald E. McNair, Ph.D., is underwritten by the Department of Education. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase graduate degree awards for students from underrepresented segments of society.

“Whether or not you reach your goals in life depends entirely on how well you prepare for them and how badly you want them. You’re eagles! Stretch your wings and fly to the sky”-Ronald E. McNair