Loyola University Chicago

McNair Scholars Program


  • Mentorship from a Loyola University Chicago faculty member
  • Conduct research, which includes housing and transportation to research site
  • $2,800 stipend for conducting research during the Summer Research Internship
  • Present research findings at McNair Symposium and the Loyola’s Undergraduate Research Symposium
  • Remain engaged in research throughout the academic year
  • Publish in the Loyola University Chicago McNair Scholars Journal
  • GRE Prep assistance and reduced fees for GRE exams
  • Advice and assistance in identifying, applying, gaining admission, and securing financial aid for graduate school
  • Application fees waived by participating graduate institutions
  • Strengthen academic skills
  • Informational seminars on a variety of graduate school-related topics
  • Visits to graduate schools
  • Network with professionals and graduate school representatives
  • Leadership and cultural events