The Chicago School - Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program (McNair Scholars Program) is designed to prepare students who are first generation college studentsand/or from traditionally underrepresented groups to pursue doctoral studies.
The program is open to undergraduate (bachelor's level) students. A student who wishes to pursue doctoral study, enhance their research and writing skills, and participate in a faculty-led research project should apply! The program offers services including but not limited to
The McNair Scholars Program at The Chicago School is one of approximately 200 such programs nationwide. McNair serves the very important function of preparing over 5,000 McNair Scholars for graduate study.
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Rising juniors and seniors enrolled in a Chicago School undergraduate (bachelor's degree) program who are U.S. Citizens
Credit count can include transfer credits from other institutions
Students classified as sophomores or first year are eligible to apply and will participate in the summer research project in the summer of their junior or senior year.
2.85 minimum Cumulative GPA
Two-thirds of all scholars must meet income requirements (as determined by the US Department of Education) and be First-Generation College students.
One-third of all scholars may be from groups that are underrepresented in graduate education. If you are from an underrepresented group in graduate education, income requirements and first-gen status do not apply.
Students interested in attending graduate school and pursuing doctoral studies.
Scholars must demonstrate strong academic progress and promise.
Interested in knowing more about the program? We host McNair Scholars Information Sessions via Zoom every Monday at 12 PM CST and 6 PM CST.
Registration is required.
12 PM CST Registration Link
6 PM CST Registration Link
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