Washington State University McNair Achievement Program


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


The McNair Achievement 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.


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Cristal Reyna

 Graduate Student

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.”