Inspired by Greatness

The McNair Scholars Program seeks to inspire first-generation, low-income, and other underrepresented students to pursue careers in academia by preparing them for success in doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. This Program embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion - appreciating the power of a diverse community. 

The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program was established to honor the high standards established by Dr. Ronald E. McNair, a physicist who realized his dream of becoming an American NASA astronaut. As NASA’s second Black astronaut to ever visit space, McNair was part of the 7-person crew who tragically lost their lives during the 1986 launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger.

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Cultivating Excellence


Accelerate Your Future

Building Scholars who are prepared to excel

As a McNair Scholar, you are an inspiration to other low-income, first-generation, or underrepresented groups. Our program is committed to helping you realize success as a Scholar through programming that supports both your academic and personal development.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Financial Planning
  • Personal Growth
  • Supportive Community

Outcomes by the Numbers


Scholars have already earned a bachelor's degree.


have earned or are currently pursuing a professional degree. 


are enrolled in or have already completed a master's degree.


have already received or are currently completing a doctoral degree.