Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Maryland Summer Scholars Program!

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 2013, 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 completed at least two full semesters by the end of spring 2013, 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 2013. All academic majors are eligible.

Application Deadline: The deadline to apply for summer 2013 awards will be Monday, February 4, 2013. It is important that candidates begin developing their proposals as soon as possible.

The Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research will hold numerous information sessions about the summer 2013 MSS program. Please note: All information sessions will be held in 2403 Marie Mount Hall. We ask that you reply tougresearch@umd.edu indicating the session you plan to attend as space is limited (if you are interested but cannot attend reply to the same address to be notified about additional sessions).

Maryland Summer Scholars Information Sessions:
Friday, November 9 at 9 am – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, November 9 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, November 9 at 4 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Monday, November 12 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Monday, November 12 at 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, November 13 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, November13 at 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, November 14 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, November 14 at 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Detailed information about the MSS program, and instructions on completing applications can be found on the MCUR website at:http://www.ugresearch.umd.edu/summerscholars.php
The online MSS application form will become available on Friday, November 16, 2012.