McNair Scholars Program

The RIT Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program serves a diverse group of talented RIT second- and third-year students who are interested in pursuing post-baccalaureate education. The RIT McNair Scholars Program provides enriching scholastic experience that prepares eligible scholars for graduate education, with an emphasis on doctoral studies. 

Engage in Research 

Scholars participate in a 10-week intensive Summer Research Experience during which they conduct research under the guidance of an RIT Faculty Mentor. Quality research projects provide a realistic picture of graduate school scholarship, while also preparing students for the doctoral school climate.  

Develop and Deliver Professional Research Presentations 

Each scholar culminates his/her McNair Program experience by presenting his/her research at the UB sponsored McNair National Research Conference and RIT Undergraduate Research Symposium. In addition, students have the opportunity to travel to additional McNair conferences nationwide and to network with graduate school representatives, as well as McNair Scholars from across the country.  

Graduate School Preparation Seminars and Workshops 

Throughout the 10 week Summer Research Experience, Scholars will have the opportunity to attend a Graduate School Fair, begin GRE prep classes, and participate in activities and workshops that will assist with the Graduate School Process. During the academic year, graduating scholars participate in the Grad Prep Series designed to assist scholars throughout the graduate school application process, learn how to identify the graduate programs that "fit" their needs. 

For more information about the McNair Program contact the office at 475-7611.