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TRIO McNair Scholars Program

McNair students working on research projectsEstablished at the university in 1999, the McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program is one of two federal TRiO programs at DePaul. With TRiO Student Support Services and other university-funded programs, the McNair Scholars program forms the final step in an institutional pathway connecting students from backgrounds underrepresented in higher education to baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate opportunities. DePaul is one of only 154 colleges and universities nationwide to have a McNair program.

The McNair program prepares carefully selected undergraduate students who are from low-income and/or first-generation college families, or who are members of underrepresented groups, for doctoral study and faculty careers. It is a challenging program that provides opportunities for undergraduate research and faculty mentoring along with intensive advising and assistance with the graduate school admission process.

The McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program at DePaul University is a U.S. Department of Education TRiO program supported 65 percent in federal funds and 35 percent in DePaul funds for the 2016-17 academic year.​

For more information, contact:

McNair Scholars Program
Schmitt Academic Center, Suite 166
2320 N. Kenmore Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 325-4743 |​​