Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program

The McNair Scholars Program (a federally funded project) was named in honor of Dr. Ronald E. McNair, an African-American engineer, scientist and astronaut who met an unfortunate death in the 1986 space Challenger accident. This program is a graduate school preparation project for first generation/income eligible college students and individuals underrepresented in graduate education.

Project participants are exposed to a variety of scholarly activities and research opportunities to prepare for doctoral level study. The ultimate goal of the project is to assist in diversifying college and university faculties. Students interested in law or medical careers are ineligible for consideration. Prospective participants with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and completion of 60-66 credits at the end of their sophomore year are required for consideration.

More Information

Asnath Gedeon
Assistant Director
McNair Scholars Program
St. Augustine Hall, Room 114
718-990-5842
mcnair@stjohns.edu