What is the TRIO Ronald E. McNair Scholars' Program?
The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program at Eastern Washington University works with motivated and talented undergraduates who want to pursue PhDs. It introduces juniors and seniors who are first-generation and low-income, and/or members of under-represented groups to academic research and to effective strategies for getting into and graduating from PhD programs. The program is a comprehensive program structured to prepare undergraduates for successful careers as graduate students, professors, and professional researchers. This preparation is offered in the form of classes, seminars, advising, tutoring, faculty mentoring, and the completion of a summer research internship.
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Learn about GSA Opportunities
Are you a EWU Graduate student? Learn about our McNair Graduate Student Assistantship opportunities.
Current Scholar or Applicant?
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McNair Scholar Research
Our scholars participate in a paid summer research internship under the guidance of staff and a faculty mentor.
New universities and new cities, our scholars travel far to new challenges and adventures that create change.