The McNair Program, for first generation and low-income students, and those who are racially underrepresented, is a year-round journey pursuing research and preparing for graduate school with the support and guidance of McNair staff and faculty mentors. We encourage any student interested in graduate school and getting a Master's or PhD, regardless of whether you think you are eligible or where you're at in school, to complete the eligibility questionnaire and set up a meeting where we can share more information about preparing for graduate school. Being a McNair Scholar has numerous benefits including community, feedback on all graduate school application materials, guidance on seeking funding for graduate school, and a potential paid summer research internship. Please note, in the video linked above, there is outdated contact information, please use the info below or our contact page.


To learn more click on the link below or email EWU McNair Program Academic Advisor Cori Jaeger at

Learn more by completing this short questionnaire
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