The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement program is one of the TRIO Programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. McNair participants are undergraduate students who are interested in attending graduate school and earning a doctoral degree.
Since 1998, McNair scholars and program directors/coordinators have participated in Institute activities. The Institute provides an opportunity for undergraduate McNair scholars to learn from the graduate experiences of over 500 Ph.D. scholars at the largest gathering of minority doctoral students in the country. Sessions designed especially for McNair attendees provides them with strategies to increase the likelihood of success in graduate school.
A limited number of McNair scholars and program directors/coordinators may participate in the Institute. Administrators of the McNair program identify scholars from their programs and nominate them for the Institute. Those McNair scholars and directors/coordinators who are selected to attend the Institute will receive all of the information needed to register and attend the Institute in late spring.
For information about the McNair Program contact the TRIO Program at (202) 502-7600 or by email at OPE_TRIO@ed.gov.