Program Overview

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Mission of the McNair Scholars Program
To motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds empowering them with the information, knowledge, and resources necessary to successfully apply and  enter Graduate School and complete their PhD degree.

Goal of the McNair Scholars Program
The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to enhance the attainment of graduate degrees awarded to students from underrepresented segments of society.

Vision of Loyola University Chicago’s McNair Scholars Program
We envision a program that coincides with Loyola University Chicago’s mission of social justice and finding God in all things.  Our Scholars will be well prepared with research skills, innovative and engaged pedagogical techniques, and mentoring capabilities. We envision our McNair students becoming the next generation of scholars, exceeding their academic potential, contributing to the common good, and fulfilling their individual destinies.

**Please Note** The McNair Scholars Program is not designed to prepare students for professional programs such as law, medicine, dentistry, or management.