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Mitchem Fellows Program Details

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​The Mitchem Fellows Program serves first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented second-year students interested in research and graduate school. Participation in the program is an academic year-long commitment. The program is also a pathway for students interested in DePaul's McNair Scholars Program. 

The program has three main objectives:
  1. Improve students' academic skills, particularly in terms of critical thinking, writing and research. 
  2. Prepare participants for summer research experiences either at DePaul, other universities or abroad.
  3. Prepare participants to submit successful graduate school applications.
During the program, participants will learn how to develop and articulate their research interests by creating a literature review in preparation for future undergraduate research experiences. In addition, students have access to academic profile enhancing opportunities, such as research internships and study abroad, to prepare them for graduate school and research-intense careers. 

Furthermore, the program provides participants with guidance to develop a strong support network on campus (e.g., with faculty and peers involved in academic activities) and can provide funding for participants to visit graduate schools and attend academic conferences, all of which are critical for building awareness of academic careers and fostering relationships with faculty at graduate schools where students may apply.​

For more information, contact:

Mitchem Fellows Program
Schmitt Academic Center, Suite 166
2320 N. Kenmore Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 325-4719​ | mitchemfellows@depaul.edu