Office of Graduate Placement and University Summer Programs
Xavier University of Louisiana Ronald E. McNair Program
Xavier's Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program is designed specifically to help students who wish to pursue a Ph.D. McNair scholars participate in semi-monthly seminars featuring guest speakers and topics of importance for prospective Ph.D. students. Select McNair students travel during the year and conduct research internships in the summer.
What is a McNair Scholar?
Xavier University's Ronald McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program is designed to increase the numbers of first-generation, low-income and underrepresented students completing doctoral programs.
Xavier McNair Scholars Will:
- Receive extensive graduate school preparation
- Be equipped to successfully enter and complete doctoral programs
- Participate in a seminar series offered each semester
- Attend professional meetings, research symposia, and graduate school visitations Network with alumni who have completed Ph.D. programs.
- Enroll in courses/seminars designed to strengthen miring, test taking and technological skills
- Meet with program administrators 2-3 times each semester for individual advising & counseling
- Have the opportunity to work in mentoring relationships with a faculty member
- Successfully complete research projects as demonstrated by publications of a paper and/or presentation of their research project results
- Attend Grad Fair
- Completed the sophomore year
- Minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average
- Good standing with the University
- Low-income/first generation or underrepresented eligibility
- An expressed desire to pursue graduate study through the Ph.D. level
- A copy of the tax information
- A statement outlining your goals, personal ambitions, future plans, and describing as precisely as possible you academic and research interests and needs.
- Faculty recommendation letter
To apply, please bring your complete application to the Graduate Placement Office in St. Joseph, Room 304.
September 23, 2016
If you have any further questions or concerns, please direct them to the Office of Graduate Placement. 504-520-7633