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Taking Education to a Higher Level

The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program was established by the U.S. Department of Education in 1986. The Program, named for astronaut and Challenger space shuttle crew member, Dr. Ronald E. McNair, encourages students to pursue graduate studies. The program provides opportunities to define goals, engage in research, and develop the skills and student/faculty mentor relationships critical to success at the doctoral level.

At California State University, Bakersfield, the McNair Scholars Program serves 17-22 students each year. All students participate in academic-year and summer activities until they graduate. McNair Scholars are motivated students who have both the desire and the potential to earn a doctorate degree (Ph.D.). Participants in the program are either low-income first-generation college students or members of a group underrepresented in graduate education. By participating in the program, McNair Scholars strengthen and refine their academic skills while developing and understanding the tools needed to be successful in graduate schools.



Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program

California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
11 EDUC 
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022

Phone: (661) 654-6618
Email: mcnair@csub.edu
Office: Education 247