Friday, January 10, 2020

2020 BSOS Summer Scholars Program

  • Eligibility Requirements: Must be a freshman, sophomore, or junior
  • Eligibility Requirements: Must have at least a 3.4 GPA
  • Description: The BSOS Summer Scholars program supports undergraduate students doing independent research projects with faculty in the summer. Recipients will gain a competitive edge when applying for graduate study, national scholarships, and other awards. Students may expand their research into an independent study or Honors thesis during the following fall semester. The program is modeled after, but separate from, the Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research (MCUR) Maryland Summer Scholars Program. Students may apply for both opportunities but may only accept one.
  • There will be a maximum of four awards of $3,000 each. Applications must include the following:
    1. an unofficial copy of the student's transcript and any other evidence of the student's scholarly accomplishments;
    2. a one-page personal statement from the student about their long-term professional/intellectual goals, and how this fellowship and research project would advance those goals; and
    3. a letter of recommendation from a BSOS faculty member addressing the merit of the proposed summer research, the student's qualifications to undertake the project, and a mentoring plan.
    Proposals are initiated by the undergraduate student and completed by the Faculty mentor who provides the support letter via this application system. The Faculty member must have an appointment in a BSOS department or center and the student must be a BSOS major.