About This Journal

Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program

Who are McNair Scholars?
The McNair Scholars are highly talented undergraduate students who are from families who are low income with no previous college graduates or groups under-represented at the graduate level for doctoral studies. The program accepts students from all disciplines.

The Purpose
The McNair Scholars Program is designed to prepare highly talented undergraduates to pursue doctoral degrees and to increase the number of individuals (from the target groups) on college and university faculties.

Program Services
The McNair Scholars are matched with faculty research mentors. They receive advising, mentoring, GRE preparation and Toastmasters membership and participation. In addition to the above services, the McNair Scholars have opportunities to attend research seminars, conduct research, and present their findings orally or written via poster presentations. The scholars receive assistance with the graduate school application process.

The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program is a TRiO Program funded through the United States Department of Education and under the auspices of Grand Valley State University.