Portland-State-University 2016-2017 Bulletin

Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program

Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program
M302 Smith Memorial Student Union


The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program at Portland State University works with undergraduates who want to pursue Ph.D. degrees. It introduces juniors and seniors who are first generation and low-income or members of under-represented groups to academic research and to effective preparation and strategies for getting into and graduating from Ph.D. programs.

The McNair Scholars Program has academic-year activities and a full-time summer research internship. Scholars take academic and skills-building seminars and workshops during the year, and each scholar works closely with a faculty mentor on original research in the summer. Scholars present their research findings at the McNair Summer Symposium and at other conferences, and are encouraged to publish their papers in the McNair Journal and other scholarly publications.