McNair Scholars Program
Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program
The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase graduate degree awards for students from underrepresented segments of society; either first-generation college students with financial need, and/or members of a group underrepresented in graduate education. McNair participants have demonstrated strong academic potential and will prepare for graduate study through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. The McNair Scholars Program was created by the U.S. Congress in honor of Dr. Donald E. McNair, the astronaut and physicist who was among the first African Americans in the U.S. space program.
Save TRIO Programs from federal budget cuts!
With the pending cuts to discretionary funding, the federal TRiO Programs (born out of the civil rights movement of the 1960s) is extremely vulnerable. Thousands of low income students of all ages, veterans, and citizens across the country stand to lose these vital academic support services, and already over 40,000 Americans have lost these services. Please sign to protect the TRIO programs from further cuts and possible elimination. Let’s get this number in the thousands. Sequestration is pending (formerly known as the fiscal cliff) and investment programs like TRIO are easy targets and thought of as “government spending” rather than investing in America’s future!
Copy this link into your Facebook and post it. Twitter it! Email it! Right now there are only 750 signatures from across the country. If we get enough, then signon.org will help us!
Learn more about McNair in the Flight Plan Newsletter