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Kaci Thompson <[log in to unmask]>
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Daily eNews for CMNS Students <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:14:07 -0500
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Subject: Funding for Summer Internships and Enrichment

Applications are now being accepted for the Undergraduate Summer Research,
Travel and Educational Enrichment Award. This award is intended for use by
undergraduate students within CMNS to help to defray costs related to
conducting research, traveling to field courses, conferences, or other summer
activities that enhance or expand the student's educational and professional
development. The award shall not be used to provide tuition support for
regular summer school courses. Award recipients will receive between $500 and
$2,000 each.

Past award recipients included students conducting research on the College
Park campus, some who traveled internationally to work as interns at research
institutions, and others who traveled to take short courses or participate in
academic competitions.

Who should apply?
Students whose planned summer research or educational activities fall within
the scope of this award are encouraged to apply. Applicants for Summer 2018
must be:

Enrolled in a CMNS major (primary or secondary major) as of January 1, 2018.
-In good academic standing.
-Returning/enrolled at UMD in Fall 2018; funds will not be awarded to seniors
graduating in May or August 2018.
-Willing to present the results of their educational or research experience
at an Alumni Association Chapter Meeting.

How to apply?
A complete application must be submitted not later than 5 PM on Friday,
February 9, 2018, using an electronic submission process. The application
should be prepared as a single file (Microsoft Word or PDF).

The application must include:

-Current resume (not to exceed 2 pages), with cumulative GPA listed.
-Application statement (1000 words or less) describing the student's
interests, the summer opportunity, and the potential impact of the award.
-Statement of sources of support - please describe briefly if you have
received or are applying for other types of financial support for this
research or educational activity.
-References - please provide the name, title and contact information
(including email address) for TWO recommenders who can speak to your
experience and qualifications, as well as the potential benefits of this
award. One recommender listed must be a UMD faculty member. No letters of
recommendation are needed; rather, recommenders may be contacted by the
review committee to provide additional information about an applicant as part
of the decision-making process.

To apply, visit

Contact Person: Kaci Thompson
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