UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program
216 in Rodli Hall
The UWRF McNair Scholars Program provides an enriching educational experience for first-generation college students from low-income backgrounds, or members of a group that are historically underrepresented in graduate education and have demonstrated strong academic potential. Its purpose is to prepare undergraduates to become scholars with Ph.D.'s and participants in the program are referred to as McNair Scholars.
McNair Scholars participate in courses, seminars and workshops on topics related to graduate school preparation, complete a paid research project under the guidance of a faculty mentor, and have the opportunity to present their research at local, regional and national conferences.
This non-committal program was created for first-year and sophomores enrolled at UW-River Falls and allows students to learn what it is like to be a McNair Scholar. The Bridge to McNair Program gives students the opportunity to explore more about research and graduate school.