Interested in going to graduate school, but wondering how you'll manage it ?

Consider The Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program                                           Trio Logo

The Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program is one of the federal TRiO programs funded by the US Department of Education.  

The  McNair Program mission is to create educational opportunities for all Americans regardless of race, ethnic background or economic circumstance. It assists students from underrepresented groups with preparing for, entering, and progressing successfully through postgraduate education. McNair Fellows are:  first generation college students from low-income families, OR  African-American, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian, Native American Pacific Islander, American Indian or Alaskan Native.  The program provides : guidance, research opportunities, and academic and financial support to students planning to pursue PhDs. Students are paired with a faculty mentor and conduct independent research projects during junior and senior years. All academic research fields leading to a PhD are eligible.

The Wesleyan McNair Summer session is a 10 week research internship with a faculty mentor coupled with other program workshops and seminars. Students are housed on campus for the program and provided with a stipend.