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The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program: One Star in the TRIO Crown

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  • Jacqueline Pryor (Iowa State University)

Abstract

The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and resulted from the 1986 amendments to the Higher Education Act of 1965. As one of eight federal TRIO programs, the McNair program provides educational support and opportunities to students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and seeks to increase the number of doctoral degrees earned by students from underrepresented populations. The program awards grants to undergraduate institutions for projects to motivate and prepare students from disadvantaged backgrounds with strong academic potential. This presentation will share history of the McNair program at Iowa State and will highlight program accomplishments, future trends in TRIO programs, and how students benefit from the McNair program.

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01 Mar 2007
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