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The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Program

Developing Leaders Through Graduate Education

The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program prepares academically promising undergraduate students who have an interest in attending graduate school. Eligible students who are accepted to the program attend a six-week summer program and an array of workshops, seminars, and lectures throughout the academic year which will enhance students' technical, writing, and research skills. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) preparation workshops are also offered at various points throughout the academic year to enhance students' opportunity to help them gain acceptance to graduate schools of their choice.

Integral to the Ronald E. McNair program's mission is mentorship throughout the students' participation in the program. Students work with Hunter College faculty whose discipline and research interests are similar in order to conduct research, create networks within their field of study, and gain knowledge regarding the rigors of academia.

Further, advisement during the academic year is offered to ensure students are able to align themselves for the graduate school application process and for graduate level scholarly activity throughout their academic career at Hunter College.

The program does not fund students interested in pursuing careers in medicine, law or education (K-12).