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TRIO McNair Scholars Program

McNair students working on research projectsEstablished at the university in 1999, the McNair Postbaccalaureate 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 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 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 |​​