Fellowship Program at DePaul University in Chicago Honors Arnold Mitchem

DePaul University in Chicago has announced a new fellowship program aimed at increasing the number of Black and other minority students in its graduate programs. The Arnold L. Mitchem Fellowship program is named in honor of the president of the Council for Opportunity in Education who has been instrumental in increasing federal funding to enhance the higher educational opportunities of African Americans and other minorities.

In announcing the program, Helmut Epp, provost at DePaul, stated, “Arnold L. Mitchem was instrumental in expanding TRIO programs by 400 percent since they were established in 1964 as part of the Educational Opportunity Act. The Mitchem Fellowship Program at DePaul will further honor Mitchem’s unbending support of educational access for students of color.”

Dr. Mitchem is a graduate of the University of Southern Colorado. He holds a Ph.D. from Marquette University.

The new program at DePaul will provide stipends to 50 undergraduate students to help them prepare for graduate school and careers in the academic world.

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