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Francis DuVinage <[log in to unmask]>
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Daily eNews for CMNS Students <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 7 Nov 2013 11:16:27 -0500
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Subject: 2014 Maryland Summer Scholars Program

2014 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 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  
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 be
Tuesday, 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
[log in to unmask] 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.

Francis DuVinage, Ph.D.
Director, National Scholarships Office and Maryland Center for Undergraduate
2403 Marie Mount Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Contact Person: Francis DuVinage
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