Cal Poly Pomona

Program Information


The Ronald McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program provides undergraduate students an opportunity to work with a faculty mentor, explore and research in their discipline, while preparing for future graduate school enrollment.

The program is named for Ronald Erwin McNair, one of the first African-American astronauts and is designed to increase the number of low-income, first-generation students, or underrepresented students in doctoral degree programs.

The McNair Scholars Program is funded by a grant from the United States Department of Education.


* Working with a faculty mentor
* Completing a research project and paper
* Preparing for graduate level studies
* Mentoring high school students
* Receiving a stipend upon completion of internship requirements


* Individualized research projects
* Training in the use of qualitative and quantitative research methods
* Faculty mentors
* Research seminars
* Graduate school application workshops
* Graduate Record Examination (GRE) preparation course
* GRE fee waiver
* Travel opportunities to academic conferences throughout the country
* Individualized academic and career counseling
* Monetary assistance to visit graduate schools
* Assistance in obtaining graduate school scholarships

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