McNair Scholarship Program to continue after receiving five-year grant

Sixth year program received award, helps prepare students for graduate school


Dex Altavilla

The grant assists undergraduate first-generation and low-income students


A $1.4 million five-year grant has been awarded to the WSU department of education for the McNair Scholars Program

There are multiple colleges and universities competing for the grant, which is awarded every five years, so the stakes were high, according to a WSU Insider article. This is the sixth consecutive McNair grant awarded to WSU Pullman.

The McNair Scholars Program is administered through the graduate school and supports 30 students per year on average, according to the article.

It prepares undergraduate first-generation and low-income students to prepare for graduate school, and has helped 408 students since 1998, according to the article.

The program provides undergraduate students with academic opportunities for graduate school preparation, including seminars, workshops and summer research activities, according to the article.