USLMcNair Scholar Program

"Before you can make a dreamcome true, you must first have one."

Ronald E. McNair, Ph.D.1950-1986

     The University of SouthwesternLouisiana is one of ninety-nine colleges / universities nationwide fundedfor operation of a Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program. The program is designed to prepare students who meet certain eligibilityrequirements for graduate school.  The ultimate aim is to assist studentswith preparation for, admission to, and securance of funding to financegraduate education leading to the doctorate degree.

        The McNairScholars Program was founded in 1986 in memory of Dr. Ronald E. McNair,the physicist/astronaut, who died aboard the Challenger space shuttle. USL received funding in September, 1992.  USL and LSU are the onlyLouisiana universities conducting McNair programs.

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Program Description
Eligibility Requirements Who qualifies 
Application Forms
Awards and Benefits
About Ronald E. McNair,Ph.D. 
Link to Other McNairPrograms 

For more information contact Mr. Joseph Cotton  -