Thursday, October 31, 2013


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 2014, 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 (and 30 credits) by the end of Spring semester 2014, if you have a GPA of at least 3.4 at the time of application, and if you will be enrolled at the University of Maryland, College Park, in Fall 2015. All academic majors are eligible. 

Application Deadline: The deadline to apply for summer 2014 awards will bTuesday, February 4, 2014. 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 2014 MSS program. Please note: All information sessions will be held in 2100 D in McKeldin Library, except for the first, which will be held in 2403 Marie Mount Hall. Please reply to 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:

Thursday, November 7th at 12:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall

Tuesday, November 12th  at 12:00pm – 2100D McKeldin

Tuesday, November 12th at 3:00pm – 2100D McKeldin

Wednesday, November 13th at 11:30am – 2100D McKeldin

Thursday, November 14th at 6:00pm  2100D McKeldin

Monday, November 18th at 12:00pm  2100D McKeldin

Monday, November 18th at 3:00pm  2100D McKeldin

Tuesday, November 19th at 12:00pm  2100D McKeldin

Tuesday, November 19th at 3:00pm  2100D McKeldin

 Detailed information about the MSS program, and instructions on completing applications can be found on the MCUR website at: 

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.

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