Trio Ronald E. McNair Scholar Program

What we offer:

  • Paid research internship opportunities
  • Assistance securing financial aid
  • Grad school preparation seminars
  • Research mentoring
  • Academic counseling and one-on-one support
  • Conference travel funding opportunities
  • Feedback on graduate applications and research internship applications
  • Fee waivers on graduate applications

Who we serve:

  • We’re happy to meet with any student who is interested in or has questions about going to graduate school
  • To be eligible to be a scholar, you must be:
    • a sophomore, junior, or senior with at least one future summer and fall before graduation; and
    • interested going to graduate school and attaining a PhD; and
    • first generation and low-income college student; and/or
    • from racial background(s) underrepresented at the doctoral level
The federally-funded TRIO Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program at EWU selects motivated and talented sophomores and juniors who are first-generation and low-income college students, and/or from racial groups underrepresented at the doctoral level (African American/Black, Latinx, Native American, and/or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander) to introduce them to academic research and provide them with effective strategies for getting into and graduating from PhD programs. Operating on a cohort model, the program prepares undergraduates for success as graduate students, professors, and professional researchers.

EWU Eags! Thinking about attending graduate school?
EWU TRIO McNair Program is seeking first-generation, low-income, and racially underrepresented students who would like to do a summer research internship guided by a faculty mentor and apply for graduate school. If you would like to know more, please look over the rest of our website (especially Applying to EWU McNair) and/or send an email to EWU McNair Program Academic Advisor Cori Jaeger

Our office is at 107 Monroe Hall on EWU’s Cheney Campus. Our phone number is 509-359-2471.