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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. 

Take this short tour for an introduction to the program.


*  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.


13th UWEC McNair Cohort