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Northwestern Equitable Application Resource (NEAR) Program

NEAR is a graduate student-run mentorship program that provides application assistance to prospective chemistry students. Mentors can give feedback on written statements as well as general guidance through the admissions process. The NEAR program is intended to assist, but is not limited to. applicants from historically underrepresented groups in chemistry. If you are planning to apply to Northwestern’s chemistry program for Fall 2023 admission and would like to be part of the NEAR program, please fill out the following form: Applications are due by October 12th. Decisions and mentor-mentee pairings will be sent out by October 17th. Participation in NEAR does not guarantee admission to the graduate program. Any other questions should be sent to

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