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Ronald E. McNair, Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program. Trio Federal Programs. Quote by McNair: You're eagles! Stretch your wings and fly to the sky!
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Eligibility Requirements for the McNair Scholars Program

  1. U.S. Citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
  2. Either low-income individuals who are first-generation college students, and/or members of a group traditionally underrepresented in doctorate education – African American, Hispanic, American Indian/Alaskan Native, and Pacific Islander. (The Federal Guidelines define the term "first generation college student" as (A) an individual both of whose parents did not complete a baccalaureate degree; or (B) in the case of any individual who regularly resided with and received support from only one parent, an individual whose only such parent did not complete a baccalaureate degree.)
  3. Enrolled in a formal degree program at California State University, Long Beach on a full-time basis.
  4. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  5. Must have completed 40 academic units. (For the purpose of determining the number of units you have completed, you may include the number of units you are currently enrolled in this semester.)
  6. Upon submission of application during fall semester, applicants must have a minimum of three semesters to complete.
  7. Must be planning to pursue future doctoral study. (Students interested in studying law, dentistry, medicine or veterinary careers are not eligible for this program.)