McNair Scholars Program


The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program prepares students from underrepresented, first-generation, and low-income students for doctoral studies. McNair Scholars participate in a range of research and scholarly activities, including completion of a "McNair thesis" underneath a CSUF faculty mentor, conference attendance and presentations, graduate school tours, on-going academic advisement, and professional development.

The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The Program was created to honor Dr. Ronald E. McNair, Challenger astronaut and physicist with a Ph.D. from M.I.T.