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Do you have the ability and motivation to earn a graduate degree, but don't know how to reach your dream? 

The McNair Program can help you.  Through our academic, financial, and administrative assistance, the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program can assist you in applying for study leading to a PhD

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"Whether or not you reach your goals in life depends entirely on how well you prepare for them and how badly you want them."
  ~Ronald E. McNair, Ph.D.
Our Mission

The mission of the Ronald E McNair Post-baccalaureate Program at SUNY College at Brockport is to provide disadvantaged undergraduate college students with preparation for doctoral study. To that end, we provide academic, financial, and social support that encourages and trains our McNair Scholars to successfully enter graduate school and achieve their academic goals.

Our Goal

The primary goal of the Ronald E McNair Post-baccalaureate Program at SUNY College at Brockport is to increase the number of low-income, first generation or underrepresented students who earn graduate degrees and enter the professoriate.

The secondary goal of our program is to provide the information and encouragement necessary for each McNair Scholar to feel confident in their ability to enter graduate school and successfully complete a Master’s and Doctoral Program.


You are eligible if you are low-income (perhaps receiving a Pell grant) and neither of your parents have completed a bachelor's degree, or if you are black (non-Hispanic), Hispanic, or American-Indian/Alaskan-Native.  The program is funded by a US Department of Education grant.

McNair Program Services
  • Assistance with graduate school applications
  • Conference presentation opportunities
  • Academic counseling
  • Graduate school visits
  • Dedicated study/computer lab
  • Preparation for graduate school admissions tests
  • Mentoring
  • Skill development seminars
  • Paid research experience
  • Tutoring
Project Outcomes

The Ronald E McNair Post-baccalaureate Program at SUNY College at Brockport expects that our McNair Scholars will:

* Be knowledgeable about career choices and graduate school opportunities

* Be knowledgeable about graduate school funding opportunities and prepared to take advantage of them

* Have the skills to achieve admission to the graduate school of their choice and to succeed in their pursuit of an advanced degree


If you think that you meet the qualifications for our program and plan to continue your education after you graduate from SUNY Brockport, please stop by our offices in Cooper C-18 between between 8 am and 4 pm, or call (585) 395-2460.

McNair Program
SUNY College at Brockport
350 New Campus Drive
Brockport, New York 14420-2943

Office: C-18 Cooper Hall
Phone: (585) 395-2460
FAX: (585) 395-5410