Subject: 2020 Maryland Summer Scholars Program
The Maryland Summer Scholars Program (MSS) provides opportunities for
University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) undergraduates to spend much of
the summer working closely with faculty mentors on ambitious research,
scholarly, or artistic projects. The MSS program provides awards of $3,000 to
approximately 25-30 undergraduates each summer.
Many Summer Scholars expand their summer research into an independent study
or honors thesis project the following autumn semester, and find that their
research experience helps distinguish their applications for graduate study,
fellowships, internships, employment and other competitive opportunities.
Maryland Summer Scholars (MSS) may conduct their summer research on the
College Park campus or elsewhere in the U.S. or abroad as required by the
nature of the project. Students whose projects require travel for an extended
period of time to off campus locations (not to include regular commuting) may
submit a travel supplement request as directed in the online application
form. Travel supplements will not exceed $1,000.
Eligibility: You are eligible to apply for an MSS award: if you have earned
12 or more UMD course credits (not including AP or IB credits) by the date of
the application deadline; if you have a cumulative UMD GPA of 3.40 or higher
by the date of the application deadline; and if you expect to receive your
undergraduate degree no earlier than December 2020. All academic majors are
Application Deadline: The deadline to apply for summer 2020 awards will be
Thursday, February 13, 2020. It is important that candidates begin developing
their proposals as soon as possible.
The Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research will hold numerous 30-minute
information sessions about the summer 2020 MSS program. Select a session and
RSVP by clicking here. https://forms.gle/eQu9cKj4sFuCz7iy5
Monday, December 2 at 10:00am
Monday, December 2 at 4:00pm
Wednesday, December 4 at 1:00pm
Thursday, December 5 at 3:00pm
Important Tax Information: Please note that MSS awards are subject to
taxation as personal income, and awardees should plan accordingly; tax
withholding may apply.
The Maryland Summer Scholars Program is sponsored by the Office of
Undergraduate Studies, the UMD Division of Research, UMD Schools and
Colleges, and the Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research.
Contact Person: Francis DuVinage
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