University of Mississippi 
Ronald E. McNair Program 


Every Spring Semester, Assistant Director, Demetria Hereford promotes and recruit students for The Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program, a US Department of Education funded program tasked to produce PhDs in all academic areas. This program has been in existence on the University of Mississippi campus for the past eighteen years.

This is a six week, full-time research experience for undergraduates in ANY discipline as long as there is an interest in pursuing the PhD or EdD. Scholars in this program are partnered with faculty members and a research project must be completed. Scholars will also attend workshops and seminars that will prepare them for graduate school. Accepted students will receive 3-credit hours, housing, meal plan and a stipend ($2700). Given the fact this is a federally funded program, there are several government eligibility requirements and guidelines. Successful applicants will meet the following program qualifications: (1) illustrate a STRONG interest in the obtainment of the PhD or EdD, (2) be a rising junior or senior (cannot graduate before December of 2014 and no one with a conferred bachelor’s degree or higher can apply), (3) be classified as a low-income and first generation student (any race or ethnic background) OR be from a group underrepresented in graduate education, (4) be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and (5) hold a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 (3.0 within major).

Any Interested student should contact Ms. Demetria Hereford at 662-915-7734.