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The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Scholars Program

Due to recent events the deadline for the 2020-2021 Cohort Application has been extended to April 6, 2020 11:45pm Pacific Time.
Learn more about applying.



McNair Scholars Program Staff are currently working remotely. We are available for Zoom meetings daily to answer any questions you have. Our availability will update weekly as schedules allow.

If you would like to schedule a meeting please email the staff member for that time. When in doubt, reach out!

March 23-27 Office Hours

Monday: 10-12 (Candace)
Tuesday: 1-2 (Susan), 2-4 (Dr. H), 4-5 (Susan)
Wednesday 1-3 (Candace), 3-5 (Susan)
Thursday 1-3 (Candace), 2-4 (Dr. H)
Friday 1-5 (Susan)

Dr. H



We are McNair!


The McNair Scholars Program at Washington State University prepares first-generation/low-income students, and students from underrepresented backgrounds in graduate education for their future doctoral studies.



The McNair Scholars Program at WSU will be recognized as the university vanguard in preparing undergraduates for graduate education.


The McNair Scholars Program at WSU will provide program participants with graduate education preparation activities and services to include faculty-mentored research experiences, coursework focused on the culture of graduate education, and academic and career counseling.




Featured Alumni

Cristal Reyna, Graduate Student
Biological Sciences Ph.D. Program
University of Notre Dame
WSU McNair Alumna

“McNair helped me achieve confidence in myself and reach out for opportunities that have allowed me to pave my own road to success. As the first person in my family to attend and graduate from a four-year university and continue on to graduate school, I understand that I am creating a legacy for my younger family to follow. I encourage students who are interested in graduate school to take a calculated leap of faith and push yourself past even your own expectations.”




This grant has been 100% federally funded by the United States Department of Education to serve 27 scholars annually in the amount of $237,544 per year for a period of five years.

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