UW McNair Scholars Program

The McNair Scholars Offices are closed for Spring Quarter.

While our physical office are closed, we are still able to provide virtual-advising support and to answer questions over email about the McNair Scholars program.  If you want to schedule a phone conversation or Zoom appointment with one of our advisers, please call or e-mail our office to set up an appointment.

Currently, email is the best method to contact our staff: uwmcnair@uw.edu

If you prefer to call, please leave a detailed voice message which includes your name, question and contact information. (206) 543-6460
At this time, we are not able to remotely answer our phone, however were are able to promptly respond to your voice-message.


Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program

The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program is a Ph.D. preparatory program that prepares eligible first-generation, low-income, and/or minority undergraduate students for doctoral study through involvement in research and scholarly activities. The purpose of the McNair Scholars Program is to assist in the academic and professional development of undergraduates whose goals are to teach and research at the college level. In order to help students achieve these goals, the program sponsors and supports undergraduate experiences that lay the foundation for a successful graduate school experience. By fostering mentoring relationships, promoting undergraduate research, assisting with GRE preparation, and enabling students to attend and present at conferences, we aim to produce highly competitive graduate school applicants who have the skills and experiences necessary to succeed in their programs.

If you want similar assistance applying to other graduate programs, but are not intending to pursue a Ph.D., please refer to our Additional Resources page.

Want to learn more about Program Benefits and how the UW McNair Scholars Program can help you achieve your goals?

Contact us today!
Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity
171 Mary Gates Hall
Phone: 206-543-6460