McNair Scholars Program
The Baylor McNair Scholars Program aims to prepare low-income, first generation and other underrepresented students in acquiring the knowledge, skills and capacities necessary to successfully navigate a path to a Ph.D. program following graduation from Baylor. The program prepares Undergraduate students for the rigors of Ph.D. studies through immersion in research and a variety of scholarly activities.
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The U.S. Department of Education has renewed Baylor University’s five-year grant for the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program, which prepares high-achieving college students from diverse backgrounds for doctoral studies.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 18, 2017) – Baylor University has been awarded an annual grant of $232,265 for five years to implement the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program.
Baylor University students Kate Rojales, a senior chemistry major from Milton, Georgia, and Alexis Simmons, a senior physics and mathematics major from Houston, Texas, have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program.
Treasure Ramirez’s Baylor mentor, Dr. Emily Smith, says her name is fitting: “She definitely is a Treasure to those who know her, and a gift to the world around her.” Today, Ramirez (BBA ’20) is a Baylor Ph.D. student, one year removed from earning a degree in economics and excelling as a member of Baylor’s first …