Ronald E McNair Post-baccalaureate Program

Ronald E McNair

The McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program (McNair Program) is funded and designed to prepare low-income, first-generation college juniors and seniors and/or students from traditionally underrepresented groups to matriculate and retain in graduate programs and earn doctoral degrees

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Our Mission Statement

The mission of the Ronald E McNair Post-baccalaureate Program of The 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 trains and encourages our McNair scholars to successfully enter graduate school and achieve their academic goals. Through mentoring, networking, and life skills coaching we build positive relationships among scholars, faculty researchers, and practicing professionals so that our students have the opportunity to explore and develop a full range of career options.


The primary goal of the Ronald E McNair Post-baccalaureate Program at The 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.

Program services

  • Skill development
  • Lunch and Learn seminars
  • Academic and Life Skills counseling
  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Paid research experience
  • Conference presentation opportunities
  • Graduate school visits
  • Preparation for graduate school admissions tests
  • Assistance with graduate school applications
  • Dedicated study/computer lab

Project Outcomes:

The Ronald E McNair Post-baccalaureate Program at The 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.
Whether or not you reach your goals in life depends entirely on how well you prepare for them and how badly you want them.
- Dr. Ronald E. McNair

Last Updated 11/20/18

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