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About Us

The RIT Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program serves a diverse group of talented RIT second- and third-year students who are interested in pursuing post-baccalaureate education. The RIT McNair Scholars Program provides enriching scholastic experience that prepares eligible scholars for graduate education, with an emphasis on doctoral studies.









Program Opportunities

Focusing on graduate school preparation, the RIT McNair Scholars Program demystifies the graduate school application process and provides students with a simulated graduate school experience, including research. Students work with a faculty mentor and are supported through the graduate school application and selection process.

Events & Activities

Interested in applying to different paid summer research opportunities? Need help delivering a professional research presentation? Look no further.

Exclusive Resources

From textbook loan programs to different educational workshops and seminars, the McNair Scholars Program has a lot in store.


Visit graduate schools and meet with graduate faculty members. Participants can travel to various graduate schools throughout the country to examine institutions and departments as possible graduate school destinations.

Our Team

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