Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program
WTAMU McNair Scholars Program
The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program (also known as the McNair Scholars Program) is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and has been a part of the WTAMU campus since 1999. It is one of 18 such programs in Texas. Currently, there are 158 programs nationwide. This program is designed to prepare qualified undergraduate students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. The goal of the McNair program is to increase graduate degree attainment of students from underrepresented segments of society.
Every spring semester, applications are accepted for entrance into the WTAMU McNair Scholars program, funding allows for 13 positions every year. Students conduct graduate level research under the guidance of a faculty mentor. The research period begins in May and consists of 12 weeks or until the project is completed in late August.
Selected students for the McNair program receive the following benefits:
McNair scholars are required to conduct an independent research project under the guidance of a University faculty mentor from their academic discipline. This research project prepares the scholar for graduate-level research.
The summer research project includes the following: