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David T. Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity in Arts, Sciences, and Engineering

Ronald E. McNair
Program Description: Academic Year

The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program at the University of Rochester encourages talented students to pursue the doctoral degree.  Established and funded by the United States Department of Education and named in honor of Challenger astronaut and laser physicist, Dr. Ronald E. McNair, the program provides participants with a mentored research experience, seminars and workshops on topics germane to the pursuit of the doctoral degree, and opportunities to meet with role models who have obtained the terminal degree.

Student Responsibilities Include

To be Eligible, An Applicant Must Meet All of the Following Criteria:

Program Benefits Include:

Application Instructions: