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David T. Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity in Arts, Sciences, and Engineering

Important News!

The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, Upward Bound, and Upward Bound Math-Science have all been refunded until 2017!

What is the Kearns Center?

The mission of the David T. Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity in Arts, Sciences and Engineering at the University of Rochester is to expand the educational pipeline through the doctoral degree for low-income, first-generation college, and underrepresented minority students.

The Kearns Center focuses on the creation of replicable and scalable educational models that will increase the number of low-income and historically underrepresented individuals pursuing undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The Kearns Center partners with the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, the Xerox Corporation, the Ford Foundation and a host of private donors to promote the successful engagement of a diverse student body in higher education.


A Message from the Director

Kearns Center in the Rochester Review


Graduate Visitation Program application now available



McNair Scholars

Kearns Scholars

Xerox Fellows

Upward Bound


Kearns Community Blog

Updated 04/04/14

Student Corner

Updated 04/04/14


2012 Executive Report

Alumni Update Survey


About David T. Kearns

About Ronald E. McNair