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2014 PSU McNair Scholars Cohort

Program Description

The PSU McNair Scholars Program works with undergraduates who are first-generation and low-income, or are under-represented that want to pursue graduate or doctoral studies. McNair scholars conduct research under the supervision of faculty mentors. They become competitive candidates for doctoral programs.

Applications for 2025 McNair scholars will open in October, 2024.

PROSPECTIVE SCHOLARS

APPLICATION PROCESS

MCNAIR ONLINE APPLICATION

DR. RONALD E. MCNAIR BIOGRAPHY

MCNAIR JOURNAL

US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FUNDING

The Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program was established in 1986 by the U.S. Department of Education and named in honor of Challenger Space Shuttle astronaut Dr. Ronald E. McNair. The program, which has been at PSU since 2003, is funded by a five-year grant of $1,429,910.00 from the U.S. Department of Education and PSU institutional cost-share funds.

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

51Ʒ is located in the heart of downtown 51Ʒ, Oregon in Multnomah County. We honor the Indigenous people whose traditional and ancestral homelands we stand on, theMultnomah,Kathlamet,Clackamas,Tumwater,Watlala bands of the Chinook, theTualatin Kalapuyaand many other indigenous nations of the Columbia River.It is important to acknowledge the ancestors of this place and the sacrifices forced upon them. In remembering these communities, we honor their legacy, their lives, and their descendants.