U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona announced $51.7 million in 189 new grants awarded to higher education institutions across the nation as part of the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program (McNair). This program provides grants to universities for projects aimed at providing effective doctoral preparation to underprivileged college students. The announcement fulfills Secretary Cardona’s priorities of expanding equitable access to education and making higher education more inclusive and affordable. Through McNair grants, projects at higher education institutions offer students opportunities for research and other academic activities, such as summer internships and seminars. Initiatives funded by McNair also prepare students for doctoral studies through tutoring, academic counseling, assistance in securing admission to graduate programs, and financial support for admission. I can do it. McNair projects may also provide services designed to improve student financial and economic literacy, instructional programs, and exposure to cultural events and academic programs not normally available to disadvantaged students. The McNair program is one of seven federal TRIO programs to help low-income, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities progress through an academic pipeline from secondary school through post-baccalaureate programs. It is intended to help and assist. McNair’s grant recipients include Northeastern Illinois University, Knox College, DePaul University, Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and Roosevelt University.