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Ronald E. McNair Program Responsibility


Below is a description of the expectations as well as the services the McNair Scholars program offers eligible students in the Ronald E. McNair Post- Baccalaureate Achievement Program in Hunter College, The City University of New York. As a result the program functions like other fellowships in which students are expected to participate in activities throughout the academic year through graduation. It is important that students understand the extent of their commitment. The McNair Scholars Program Staff at Hunter College works closely with each student to maximize their academic and personal development through scholarly activities and mentored research.

Student Responsibilities

I. Research

  • Scholars engage in research and scholarly activity with mentor during the summer, the fall and spring semester throughout their undergraduate academic career at Hunter College through graduation.
  • Scholars present research at, at least one McNair Scholars Conference(s) and/ or professional conference pertaining to their field of study.
  • Scholars submit a 15-20 page thesis paper (signed approval by mentor) summarizing research at the end of the McNair summer institute and/or any other academic research undertaken throughout their participation in the McNair Scholars program.
  • Scholars are expected to schedule and take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) by the end of August