The McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program provides scholars with:
- Seminars and workshops that provide scholars with preparations for graduate study
- Assistance with the graduate admissions and financial aid processes
- Preparation workshops for graduate study admittance exams
- Visitations to various graduate schools across the country
- Opportunities to participate in scholarly research and professional conferences
- Faculty and staff mentoring
- Academic tutoring across all disciplines
These as well as other scholar benefits are obtained in-part through participation in McNair’s programs:
Summer Research Internship Program (SRIP)
The SRIP provides McNair participants with the opportunity to develop and explore a research area related to their interests in collaboration with a faculty mentor of their choosing. This collaborative experience introduces students to the nature of graduate study, scholarly activity and research careers. Three major goals of the summer program are:
- Initiate students into scholarly activities of their chosen disciplines
- Introduce faculty in a student’s discipline to the student’s work
- Establish and solidify student/faculty relationships
McNair provides an exemplary model of a discipline oriented student/professor relationship that is crucial for success throughout graduate school.
Graduate/Professional School Selection
McNair scholars are assisted in choosing the graduate or professional school program that best fits their needs. Throughout the year, scholars are involved in graduate school and professional school visitations throughout the United States. These visitations allow students to hold in-person discussions and interviews with graduate school faculty and representatives to learn more about each individual program’s graduate admission requirements, financial aid and other programs.
The program provides individual and group tutoring in all subject areas with special emphasis on technical areas and writing assistance.