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Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program


Good things happen when you prepare for graduate school with McNair. We help prepare you for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities.

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    Prepare effectively, go far, and enjoy the journey

    We provide low-income, first-generation and/or underrepresented minority undergraduates with opportunities, such as faculty-led research projects, summer internships, professional seminars, academic counseling, mentorship, tutoring and other educational activities designed to prepare you for doctoral study. We work with you to develop and deliver competitive applications to secure admission and funding for enrollment in graduate programs. Read more about eligibility requirements. 

    Why you'll love preparing for graduate school with McNair 

    We level the playing field by giving every McNair Scholar access to
    scholarly activities and community engagement opportunities

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    It's all about your success 

    Our services offer you a wide range of benefits:

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    Alicia Peaker, McNair Scholar 2004

    "As a McNair scholar, I had my first experiences with formal mentorship. The summer grant I received from McNair allowed me to focus on drafting a strong writing sample and preparing for the rigors of graduate education while working closely with a faculty mentor." 

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    The TRiO EWU Ronald E. McNair Project is 90% federally-funded by Congress through
    the U.S. Department of Education at $244,188 for 2012, and 10% EWU funded at $25,000.

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    526 5th Street
    Cheney, WA 99004

    phone: 509.359.6200 (campus operator)

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