Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program

  • The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program: Embrace his legacy. Create your own. A U.S. Department of Education TRIO program

    The McNair Scholars Program is designed to prepare undergraduate students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities.

    The 2016–17 McNair Scholars Application deadline: February 15, 2017.

    The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO program funded at 150 institutions across the United States and Puerto Rico by the U.S. Department of Education. McNair participants are either first-generation college students with financial need, or members of a group that is traditionally underrepresented in graduate education and have demonstrated strong academic potential. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase graduate degree awards for students from underrepresented segments of society.

  • FAQ
    Frequently asked questions about the IUP McNair Scholars Program
    Services
    Being a McNair Scholar gives you access to many services.
    How to Apply
    All applications can be obtained, dropped off, or mailed to our office.
    The Scholar Voyageur
    Newsletter of the McNair Scholars Program at IUP.
    About the McNair Scholars Program
    Watch our video and find out why you should join the IUP McNair Scholars Program.
    Biography: Ronald E. McNair, PhD
    “Whether or not you reach your goals in life depends entirely on how well you prepare for them and how badly you want them.” — The life and legacy of Dr. Ronald E. McNair, Space Shuttle Challenger STS-51L Mission Specialist
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