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THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO

MCNAIR POST-BACCALAUREATE ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM

A FEDERAL TRIO INITIATIVE FUNDED BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program was created under the Higher Education Amendments of 1986. It was named in honor of Dr. Ronald E. McNair (an African-American engineer, scientist and astronaut who perished in the 1986 explosion of the space shuttle Challenger).

 

The McNair Scholars Program, as it is commonly referred to, will assist economically qualified, first generation college students and students from underrepresented groups in doctoral studies and scholarly activities.  The program will provide services to underrepresented groups such as Hispanics, African Americans, Native/Alaska Americans and students with disabilities. All these activities are designed to prepare McNair scholars for the rigors of doctoral work and will ensure their preparation in all ways possible to obtain a Ph.D. or other terminal degree. They will receive the following supportive and academic services:

 

 

  • Mentoring from Grad Students and Faculty
  • Tutoring Referrals/Assistance
  • Academic Advising by Grad Students & Faculty
  • Intensive Faculty-led Research Activities
  • GRE Prep Workshops and Exam Tips
  • 10-week Summer Research Institute
  • Presentations at Research Symposiums
  • Doctoral Prep Colloquial Series
  • Participation at Regional McNair Conference
  • Assistance with Graduate School Application Process
  • $2,800 Stipend for Meeting Specific Milestones Throughout the Year
  • Travel to Professional Conferences for Presenting Research
  • Financial assistance for Room and Board on a case by case basis

 

All these activities are designed to prepare UTSA McNair scholars for the rigors of doctoral work and will ensure their preparation in all ways possible to obtain a Ph.D. or other terminal degree. McNair Staff will consult with UTSA colleges and other offices to identify and recruit eligible program participants. The UTSA McNair Scholars program is directed by Ms. Rita Cortez, Executive Director and will be housed at the 1604 Campus.

 

 

For program information or to apply for the program, please contact

Rita E. Cortez at 458-4093 or rita.cortez@utsa.edu

or email

trio@utsa.edu

 

 

 

                    

                    

UTSA The University of Texas at San Antonio Student Affairs Office TRIO Programs