McNair Scholars Program

About the Program

The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program was established by the U.S. Department of Education in 1986. The Program, named for astronaut and Challenger space shuttle crew member, Dr. Ronald E. McNair, encourages students to pursue graduate studies. The program provides opportunities to define goals, engage in research, and develop the skills and student/faculty mentor relationships critical to success at the doctoral level.

At California State University, Fullerton, the McNair Scholars Program serves twenty-five students each year. All students participate in academic-year and summer activities until they graduate.