About This Journal

Georgia Southern University McNair Scholars Journal is the official journal of the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program at Georgia Southern University. The McNair Scholars Program at Georgia Southern provides undergraduates the unique opportunity to gain extended research experience and mentorship under the tutelage of Faculty members. This journal recognizes and praises the passion, perseverance, and tenacity of our scholars who have taken their first steps towards one day receiving their doctoral degree.

The Ronald E. Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program was established in 1986. The McNair program was named after Ronald E. McNair who passed away during the explosion of the Challenger Space Shuttle on January 28th, 1986. Funded under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, the program was created to help low-income Americans enter college, graduate and ultimately progress to become experts in their field. Presently, there 151 academic institutions across the United States and Puerto Rico that house the McNair Program. Benefits of the program include faculty mentorship, opportunities to present research at various graduate school enrollment opportunities, and a generous stipend.

McNair Scholars are students who have demonstrated strong academic potential for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other activities. The McNair program works closely with these scholars as they complete their undergraduate requirements, encourages them to enroll in graduate programs, and tracks their progress through successful completion of advanced degrees. Scholars are given the unique opportunity of developing the highest-level academic and research skills needed for successful admission to and completion of a Ph.D.

For more about Georgia Southern University McNair Scholars Journal, see the Aims & Scope page. For journal policies, see the Policies page. Please contact the Editor with any questions or concerns pertaining to Georgia Southern University McNair Scholars Journal.