Subject: 2016 Maryland Summer Scholars Program

Description:
2016 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 2016, the program
will provide awards of $3,000 to approximately 25 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 2016, 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 2016. All
academic majors are eligible.
Application Deadline: The deadline to apply for summer 2016 awards will be
midnight on Monday, February 8, 2016. 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 2016 MSS program BEFORE and AFTER
Thanksgiving break. Please note: All information sessions will be held in
room 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 AFTER Thanksgiving break).

Maryland Summer Scholars Information Sessions:
Monday, November 16 at 9:30 am at 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Monday, November 16 at 12 noon at 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, November 17 at 12 noon at 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, November 18 at 9:30 am at 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, November 18 at 12 noon at 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, November 18 at 4:30 pm at 2403 Marie Mount Hall
ADDITIONAL SESSIONS WILL BE ANNOUNCED FOR THE WEEK FOLLOWING THANKSGIVING
BREAK
Detailed information about the MSS program, and instructions on completing
applications can be found on the MCUR website at:
http://www.ugresearch.umd.edu/current-summerscholars.html
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
Research
2403 Marie Mount Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

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Phone: (301) 314-9458
Fax: (301) 314-0085
http://www.scholarships.umd.edu
http://www.ugresearch.umd.edu



Contact Person: Francis P. Duvinage
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