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TRIO McNair Scholars Program

McNair Scholar, Mariana Quinn, center right, presenting her poster at 2017 McNair Research Symposium at DePaul University
The McNair Scholars Program prepares carefully selected undergraduate students 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 Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program at DePaul University is a U.S. Department of Education TRiO program supported by 65 percent federal funds and 35 percent DePaul funds.

Spring 2021 Information Sessions

We will be hosting McNair Scholars Program Info Sessions this spring on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 from 5 – 6 PM CST and Tuesday, April 13, 2021 from 3 – 4 PM CST. By attending an info session, students will learn more about the nuts and bolts of the program, including the mission, eligibility criteria, curriculum, available resources, and the application process and also have a chance to hear from current McNair Scholars on their experiences. Students can RSVP for to attend an informational session here.

For more information, contact:

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