MCNAIR SCHOLARS PROGRAM
The McNair Scholars Program, named after the late Dr. Ronald E. McNair (a NASA astronaut who perished during the launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger), is designed to prepare participants for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. The program aims to increase the number of students in doctoral programs from underrepresented groups.
DePaul's McNair Scholars Program works closely with McNair participants through undergraduate requirements, encourages their entrance into graduate programs, and tracks their progress to successful completion of doctoral degrees.
The McNair Scholars Program at DePaul University is a U.S. Department of Education TRiO program supported by $217,096 (62%) in federal funds and $129,343 (38%) in DePaul University funds for the 2011-2012 academic year.
The McNair Scholars Program is available to selected undergraduate DePaul students who meet the following criteria:
- Qualify as either a first-generation college student (neither parent has a bachelor's degree) whose household meets the low-income guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Education; or as a member of a group that is underrepresented in graduate education. The U.S. Government currently defines "underrepresented groups" specifically as Native American, Hispanic and African American.
- Be a citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States.
- Achieve sophomore status.
- Possess a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above.
- Have a sincere desire to complete doctoral work.
The McNair Scholars Program has limited space and therefore may not accept all qualified applicants.
What are the benefits of the McNair Scholars Program?
As a McNair Scholar, participants will:
How do I apply?
- participate in a paid research internship and work with a faculty mentor in their field of research
- publish their research
- present their research at a national conference
- learn about graduate opportunities
- receive graduate school application assistance and advocacy
- participate in GRE test preparation
- receive academic counseling and tutoring
- have opportunities to attend professional conferences
- visit graduate schools
to apply for the 2013-14 academic year. Contact our office at 773-325-4743 or email us at email@example.com
for more information about the application process and deadlines.
For more inforrmation,
contact the McNair Scholars staff:
Schmitt Academic Center, Suite 166
2320 N. Kenmore Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614