Monday, January 30, 2012

Want to be a Maryland Summer Scholar?!

The Maryland Summer Scholars Program (MSS) provides an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students to spend the summer working closely with faculty mentors on ambitious research or artistic projects. Maryland Summer Scholars research may take place in College Park or anywhere in the US or abroad as required by the nature of the project.  For the summer of 2012, the program will provide awards of $3,000 to approximately 30 outstanding, competitively selected applicants. [Please note: if your proposed research requires travel outside of the College Park area, you may apply for a supplementary travel award of up to $1,000.]


Students who carry out Maryland Summer Scholars projects gain a competitive edge when applying for graduate study, fellowships, employment and other competitive opportunities. Many Summer Scholars turn their research into an independent study or honors thesis during their junior or senior year.

Who can apply: You are eligible to apply if you will have earned 60 or more credits by the end of spring 2012, if you have a GPA of at least 3.4, and if you will be enrolled at the University of Maryland, College Park, in fall 2012. All academic majors are eligible.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: THE DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR SUMMER 2012 AWARDS WILL BE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2012. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT CANDIDATES BEGIN DEVELOPING THEIR PROPOSALS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS APPLYING FOR AN MSS AWARD, PLEASE CONTACT US AT ugresearch@umd.edu as soon as possible to schedule an appointment. The online MSS application form and instructions are available here: http://www.ugresearch.umd.edu/summerscholars.php

The Maryland Summer Scholars Program has been sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Studies, the UMD Division of Research, UMD Schools and Colleges, and the Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research.