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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Annual conference provides McNair Scholars with opportunities to share research, network with peers and connect with graduate schools on their path to a Ph.D.
Baylor’s McNair Scholars Program aims to prepare low-income, first-generation and other underrepresented students to successfully navigate a path to a doctoral program following graduation. It prepares undergraduate students for the rigors of doctoral studies through immersion in research and a variety of scholarly activities.
As 10-year-old Genesis Santos sat in her homeroom desk at Bell’s Hill Elementary, she had no idea where her future career would lead her — back to Bell's Hill but on the other side of the desk. Santos' list of accomplishments is stacking up - she is a McNair Scholar and earned the honor of presenting this semester at the Texas Chapter of the National Association of Multicultural Education. She recently received an award from the National Science Foundation through the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program to perform research in the field of informal STEM education, with a theme of advancing social justice and equality.
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.