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.

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

About the McNair Scholars Program

Watch our video and find out why you should join the IUP McNair Scholars Program.

The Scholar Voyageur

Newsletter of the McNair Scholars Program at IUP.

How to Apply

All applications can be obtained, dropped off, or mailed to our office.


Being a McNair Scholar gives you access to many services.


Frequently asked questions about the IUP McNair Scholars Program


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