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McNair Scholars Program
The mission of the CWU McNair Scholars Program is to help low-income, first generation college students and students underrepresented in graduate education, reach their goals of attaining doctoral degrees. Funded by Congress through the U.S. Department of Education, there are 187 programs on campuses nationwide. CWU is proud to have been one of the original McNair institutions in the country, and among the first in Washington state. The program works with students who have a stated interest in obtaining a Ph.D. and helps them prepare for successful application to, and completion of, a graduate-degree program. This includes GRE preparation, graduate school visits, faculty-mentored independent research, opportunities to present research findings at conferences around the country, academic advising, and elective credit for McNair seminars.
The CWU McNair Scholars Program is an integral component of CWU’s mission “to prepare students for responsible citizenship, responsible stewardship of the earth, and enlightened and productive lives.” McNair Scholars learn that by participating in the program, they are part of an investment by the U.S. Department of Education and Central Washington University in the diversification of advanced-degree holders. A commitment to the social good undergirds the operations of the McNair Scholars Program and manifests in the way we select, mentor, and support McNair Scholars and manage the program’s resources.
We are funded to serve 27 new and continuing students for each project year. While we may provide a range of graduate school preparation services, all participants will participate in the following:
Our objectives, as stated in Federal grant are:
McNair Scholars will:
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