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McNair Scholars Program

The McNair Scholars Program is is designed to assist eligible students in preparation for graduate education, specifically doctoral studies.  The Program offers research participation, scholarly experiences and preparation for graduate school. Students are encouraged to pursue graduate study in preparation for careers as college-level professors and researchers. To be eligible for the program, students must meet the following criteria:
  • Have U.S. citizen or permanent resident status.

  • Be enrolled at WSU full-time with sophomore, junior or senior standing. 

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or 3.0 in the last 60 credit hours.

  • Students must also be

    • First generation and low income OR

    • A member of a traditionally underrepresented group in graduate education, such as African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Hispanic/Latino and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander.