Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Program Description

The Ronald E. McNair Scholars program is made possible though a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. This grant supports undergraduate students' scholarly activities throughout the academic year and summer. Through this support, TAMUK is playing a very important role in preparing faculty by encouraging students to pursue graduate studies.

Exposure to graduate work and mentorship programs are important for students to realize their full potential. Low-income, first generation college students or minority students under represented in graduate education are invited to submit an application to this program. The McNair Program prepares undergraduate Juniors and Seniors aspiring to study at the graduate level.

Program Objectives

(Academic Year) During the academic year, students participate in activities that support and encourage high level of educational achievement. In addition, the program will also offer colloquia series sessions "How to Succeed in Graduate School" as well as other cultural and educational activities. Academic year activities are specifically designed to prepare juniors and seniors to be candidates for the next summer's research component.

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This page was last updated on: May 16, 2012