McNair Program Seeking Students and Faculty Mentors


The Rutgers University–New Brunswick Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program is now accepting applications through Friday, December 1, 2017 for Cohort 2018.

Since 1991, the program has annually served 30 low-income, first-generation, college students, and/or students from racial or ethnic groups historically underrepresented in graduate education to prepare them for a doctoral education. Students interested in obtaining a doctoral degree upon completion of undergraduate studies are encouraged to apply! 

The program benefits include, but are not limited to, graduate school application fee waivers, semester book stipends, up to six credits toward graduation, funding toward research, conferences, and graduate school tours across the country.

Applications are available for download or may be requested via email. For more information, you are welcome to attend an information session or visit the office at Lucy Stone Hall, A-Wing, 3rd Floor, Room A308 on Livingston Campus.


The McNair program is currently seeking faculty to mentor and work with undergraduate students on research projects, particularly a project during the annual Summer Research Institute 2018. Faculty mentorship is the most important aspect of the McNair Program. The role of a faculty mentor is to provide an opportunity for participants to have a “hands-on” experience with research during the Summer Research Institute, which is often the student’s first experience conducting research. Faculty are invited to connect, mentor, support, and guide our undergraduate students.

Faculty and Staff are encouraged to recommend students to this program, particularly if interested in graduate school upon undergraduate completion.

For more information, please contact Assistant Director, Jhanna Jean-Louis via email or call 848-445-3100. 

Information Sessions

Preparation for Doctoral Studies
Faculty Mentorship, Academic Advising, Funding Opportunities, Study Abroad, Research Experiences, GRE Preparation

November 1,  5:30 p.m.–7 p.m.
Lucy Stone Hall, A-Wing, Room A232

November 8,  6 p.m–7:30 p.m.
College Avenue Student Center, Red Lion Cafe

November 15, 5:30 p.m.–7 p.m.
Lucy Stone Hall, A-Wing, Room A232 

November 22, 4 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Livingston Student Center, Coffee House