Ronald McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program
Named to honor the African-American astronaut who perished with the Challenger mission, this TRIO program assists eligible* students to prepare for and enter graduate programs leading to the Ph. D. Each year at UW-Eau Claire ten to twelve new undergraduate McNair Scholars embark upon two years of intensive mentoring, specialized curricular and co-curricular offerings, collaborative research, and paid internships, all of which groom these candidates for graduate school.
* Eligible participants include (a) academically talented first-generation students from low-income families OR (b) academically talented students from racial/ethnic groups underrepresented among American doctoral recipients. UW-Eau Claire McNair Scholars are chosen via faculty nomination.