2013 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
2013, 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 by the end of spring 2013, if you have a GPA of
at least 3.4, and if you will be enrolled at the University of Maryland,
College Park, in fall 2013. All academic majors are eligible.
 

Application Deadline: The deadline to apply for summer 2013 awards will be
Monday, February 4, 2013. 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 2013 MSS program. Please note: All
information sessions will be held in 2403 Marie Mount Hall. We ask that
you 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:
 
Friday, November 30 at 12:30 pm  2403 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, November 30 at 4 pm  2403 Marie Mount Hall
 
Monday, December 3 at 4:00 pm  2403 Marie Mount Hall
 
Tuesday, December 4 at 12 noon  2403 Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, December 4 at 4 pm  2403 Marie Mount Hall
 

Detailed information about the MSS program, and instructions on completing
applications can be found on the MCUR website
at:http://www.ugresearch.umd.edu/summerscholars.php
 
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.