College students who are considering study beyond the baccalaureate level can realize their dreams through the McNair Scholars Program at The University of Akron. Our goal is to help low-income, first generation and underrepresented minority undergraduates pursue graduate education through advising and mentoring, research and professional conference experiences, seminars and workshops.
A particular focus of the McNair program is providing research opportunities for students. Students are paired with faculty mentors who are able to facilitate each student's academic goals. Each year, McNair Scholars participate in academic year and summer activities that include preparation for graduate school selection, the application process, the graduate records examination, learning strategies, and research.
Visit the McNair Scholars Program site or contact them for more information:
McNair Scholars Program
The University of Akron
Polsky Building 451
Akron, OH 44325-2101
"Whether or not you reach your goals in life depends entirely on how well you prepare for them and how badly you want them. You're eagles! Stretch your wings and fly to the sky."
-- Ronald E. McNair (pictured left)
Ronald E. McNair, who earned a Ph.D in physics from MIT, was aboard the Challenger Space Shuttle when it exploded in January 1986. Afterward, members of Congress provided funding for the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program. The goal of this effort is to encourage minority students and students whose parents do not have college degrees to enroll in graduate studies. This program is dedicated to the high standard of achievement Ronald E. McNair's life represented.