Ashley Jones, Psychology Major, Class of 2008

Chantale Soekhoe, Blanchi Roblero, Yvette Almaguer, July 2008

The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program prepares academically promising undergraduate students who have an interest in attending graduate school. The McNair Program staff works closely with participating McNair scholars throughout their undergraduate career at Hunter College for effective preparation for graduate/doctoral study.

Services provided under the McNair Scholars Program includes the opportunity to engage in academic research, mentoring, academic advising, non-credit workshops, a stipend linked to the accomplishment of specific academic milestones, and assistance with securing admission to as well as financial support for enrollment in graduate level and doctoral programs.

Those eligible for the program are:

1) Citizens or Permanent Residents of the United States,
2) Hunter College undergraduate student.
3) Students who are low income and first generation college students, OR, Students who are members of groups underrepresented in graduate education in the United States. The regulations define groups underrepresented in graduate education in the United States as Black (non-Hispanic), Hispanic/ Latino, and American Indian/Alaskan Native.
4) All applicants must have earned between 60 and 94 credits with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher,
5) Intent on pursuing a Ph.D. or graduate level degree after graduation.

Eligible students who are seriously interested in pursuing graduate studies in an academic discipline at the Master's degree level or higher are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Program is not for students seeking professional degrees in law, dentistry, and medicine.

To obtain an application please click here, or visit the McNair office at Hunter College East Building room 1238.