EWU McNair Scholars: Student Resources

Here you will find resources on graduate school preparation and application, EWU-specific resources, and graduate programs, internships, fellowships, and scholarships from institutions that serve the McNair Scholars community. We do our best to keep this updated, but recommend you do your own internet search for the program, internship, fellowship, or scholarship title to ensure you have the most recent application info and deadlines. This list is a work in progress, so check back often!


Graduate School Preparation and Application

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Navigating Graduate School: Resource Guide for Undocumented Students (pdf)

Timeline for Application Process (pdf)

Building Your CV (pdf)

Student CV Template (Microsoft Word .docx download)

SOAP (Statement of Academic Purpose) Instructions and Rubric (pdf)

Grad Prep Talk - All Episodes (podcast by Academic Advancement Programs)


Also On This Page

Graduate School Preparation and Application

EWU Resources

McNair Scholars Official Resources

Graduate Programs Recruiting McNair Scholars

Internship Opportunities

Undergraduate Scholarships

Graduate Fellowships & Funding

Other Resources


EWU Resources

100 Women+ Strong (CSTEM)

Academic Standing Information and Resources

Activist in Residence

Anti-Racism Resources

Career Center

Counseling and Wellness Services

COVID Antigen Testing

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Financial Wellness Program

Food Pantries on Campus

Libraries and Learning Commons

MultiCare Rockwood Clinic Student Health Services

PLUS Tutoring

Pride Center

Professional Headshots via Career Center

Protection Provider

Wellbeing Coaching

Writer's Center


McNair Scholars Official Resources

McNair Scholars Graduate Student Funding Opportunities

Council for Opportunities in Education's Scholars Fee Waiver List


Graduate Programs Recruiting McNair Scholars

Arizona State University Graduate College

Geography and Environmental Systems at University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

National Urban Fellows Master of Public Administration Fellowship, CUNY

Schar School of Policy and Government McNair GRA Positions, George Mason University

Syracuse University's PhD in Sociology, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

University of Arizona Graduate College


Internship Opportunities

Eastern Washington University Guide to Internships

McNair Summer Research Opportunity Programs (list courtesy of University of Washington)

Amgen Scholars - An Undergraduate Summer Research Program in Science and Biotechnology

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Diverse Voices in Science Journalism Internship

American Economic Association (AEA) Summer and Scholarship Programs

American Philosophical Association: Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institutes (PIKSI)

American Psychological Association (APA) Undergraduate Research Opportunities and Internships

Arts & Humanities Undergraduate Research Experiences (list courtesy of Pacific University)

Boston University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

Brigham and Women's Hospital Four Directions Summer Research Program

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Undergraduate Student Internships

Child Welfare League of America Internship Program

Children's Defense Fund (CDF) Internships

Columbia Business School Summer Research Internship

Congressional Budget Office Internships

Duke University Summer Research Opportunity Program

The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) Academic Internship Programs

Harvard School of Public Health Summer Non-Degree Programs

King County Wastewater Treatment Division College/Graduate Internships

LGS-SOAR - Laney Graduate School at Emory University Summer Opportunity for Academic Research

Library of Congress Junior Fellows Program

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Summer Research Program in Biology

Mercy College/Albert Einstein College of Medicine REU in Neuroscience

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program

NASA Internships and Fellowships

National Archives Internships

National Institute of Standards and Technology Summer (NIST) Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Scholarships and Summer Internships

NSF LSAMP REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) for U.S. Underrepresented Minority Students Summer Program in Costa Rica

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation Paid Internships

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Undergraduate Education & Internship Opportunities

Ohio State University College of Medicine: The Discovery Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program 

Organization for Tropical Studies Field Practicum

Pace University Counseling Center Undergraduate Summer Internship

Pathway to Science Summer Research Opportunities in STEM

Purdue University Summer Undergraduate Research (SURF) (engineering focus)

Smithsonian Fellowships and Internships

Smithsonian Internship Opportunities

Stanford University CSLI Summer Internship Program

Student Conservation Association Programs and Internships

United States House of Representatives College Internships

University of California, Santa Barbara Academic Research Consortium (ARC) Summer Program

University of Michigan Undergraduate Research in Physiology

University of Minnesota MRSEC Summer Research Opportunities

University of Minnesota Summer Research Programs (includes U of M and outside of U of M listings)

University of New Mexico Undergraduate Pipeline Network Summer Research Program

University of North Dakota Research Experiences for Undergraduates from Rural and Tribal Colleges

University of North Texas Department of Political Science Internships

University of South Florida College of Behavior and Community Sciences Summer Research Institute

UT Southwestern Medical Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

University of Virginia Summer Undergraduate Research Program

University of Washington Cooperative Institute for Climate, Ocean, and Ecosystem Studies (CICOES) Internships

University of Washington Summer Institute in the Arts & Humanities (SIAH)

Virginia Tech Undergraduate Summer Research Internship


Undergraduate Scholarships

Eastern Washington University Scholarships

Eastern Washington University Biology Scholarships

EWU CSTEM Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities Fund

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Scholarships

Campus Pride LGBTQ Scholarship Database

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Colleges of Distinction's "Mega List" of Scholarships

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Scholarships and Opportunities

Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Arts and Humanities Student Scholarship

Diversity Abroad Scholarships and Grant Funding

Florida State University's Office of National Fellowships By Identity

NAACP Scholarships

NANBPWC Scholarships

Pathways to Science Portable College Scholarships

POET Scholarships (organization name only; open to students with any major) 

Purdue University's List of 45+ College Scholarships for Minority Students

R & D Systems Scholarship

Robotics Education and Competition Foundation (REC) Scholarships List for Careers in STEM

Scholarships.com Undergraduate Scholarships

Shell Incentive Fund Scholarship for Undergraduate Students

Unigo Scholarships for Undergraduate Students


Graduate Fellowships & Funding

(many of these refer to specific colleges and universities)

American Political Science Association Diversity Fellowship Program

Arizona State University Graduate College Enrichment Fellowship

Binghampton University Clifford D. Clark Diversity Fellowship

DePaul University Arnold Mitchem Fellows Program

Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs

Gaius Charles Bolin Dissertation and Post-MFA Fellowships

Harry Frank Guggenheim Research Grants and Fellowships

Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, Graduate Fellowships Public Service Leaders

Harvard Radcliffe Institute Graduate Fellowships

Health Equity Grant Program

The Hertz Foundation Fellowship

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study

Indiana University, Bloomington Ronald E. McNair Graduate Fellowship

Institute for Citizens and Scholars Fellowships

Marshall Scholarship for Americans studying in the UK

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine Fellowships and Grants

The National GEM Consortium Graduate Fellowship

New Mexico State University Graduate School Funding Opportunities (includes McNair specific assistantship)

Oregon State University Graduate School Scholar Incentive Program

Penn State Graduate School: Types of Graduate Support

Rhodes Trust Scholarships

Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship

University of California, Davis Financial Support

University of Massachusetts Amherst: Supporting Graduate Diversity

University of Michigan Society of Fellows

University of North Texas Toulouse Graduate School McNair Scholar Scholarship

University of Oregon Diversity Excellence Scholarship

University of Pennsylvania Penn Engineering Fellowships + Aid

University of Rochester Arts, Sciences and Engineering Graduate Education Fellowships

University of Tennessee Knoxville Costs & Funding (Fellowships and Assistantships)

University of Texas at Austin Graduate School Recruitment Fellowships

University of Washington Graduate School Diversity Funding Opportunities

University of Wisconsin Advanced Opportunity Program Fellowship

USDA Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship Grants Program

Vanderbilt Graduate School Scholarships and Fellowships


Other Resources

American Association of University Women Fellowships and Grants

American Economic Association Summer and Scholarship Programs

American Psychology Association Grants, Awards and Funding

GENUIS: The Geography Education Networking Initiative for Underrepresented Scholars

GRAPES: Search for awards from among 625 scholarships, grants, fellowships, and postdoctoral awards

National College Attainment Network

National Science Foundation Funding Search

Pipeline to Grad School Bootcamp - UC Berkeley

Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Fellowships & Opportunities

US Department of Education: Grants and Contracts

United States Institute of Peace: Grants and Fellowships

William T. Grant Foundation Research Grants

Zintellect Internship, Fellowship, Scholarship Database