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College of Arts and Sciences

McNair Scholars Program

Our McNair Scholars Program is an academic enrichment program which prepares selected undergraduate students for successful graduate studies, through involvement in research and other scholarly activities.

Named after the fallen Challenger Space Shuttle astronaut, Dr. Ronald McNair, the McNair Scholars Program was established at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Daytona Beach campus in 2007. There are currently more than 200 McNair Scholar programs at universities and colleges throughout the country.



McNair Funds

Funded through the U.S. Department of Education, this program was established to encourage and prepare students who are underrepresented in graduate education to pursue post-baccalaureate studies, better prepare for advanced degrees, and expand their educational horizons.

Program benefits include:

  • Graduate school preparation
  • Faculty mentoring
  • Research fellowships with stipends
  • Tuition, room & board discounts
  • Skill-building workshops and seminars
  • Career and academic counseling
  • Tutoring
  • Social and cultural activities