Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program - University of North Texas

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Key Personnel
Program Focus
Undergraduate Research


The purpose of the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program at the University of North Texas. is to provide research and other scholarly experiences to prepare select first-generation undergraduates and economically marginalized and/or underrepresented in graduate education to achieve a doctoral education.

Program Description

The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program provides year-round research experience with faculty mentors from various academic disciplines. The scholars collaborate with their mentors to publish journal articles and present research results on state, regional, and national platforms. In addition, seminars and summer research classes are provided covering topics such as critical thinking, research design, statistics, graduate financial assistance, the graduate experience, time management, and GRE preparation for the purpose of preparing students to successfully undertake graduate education and complete doctoral degrees.


172 of 207 scholars have completed a baccalaureate degree, and 26 have continued on and earned doctoral-level degrees.

Of students served, 71 of the 207 are Latino. 11 are still undergraduates, 22 are still in graduate school, 24 have received master's degrees, and 10 have received doctoral degrees.

 22% of their scholars' have received doctoral-level degrees.