Subject: 2017 Maryland Summer Scholars Program

Francis DuVinage, Director - Jacquelyn de la Torre, Coordinator -

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 2017, the program will provide awards of $3,000 to
approximately 25 outstanding, competitively selected applicants. [Please
note: if your proposed research requires extended travel outside of the
College Park area, you may apply for a supplementary travel award of up to

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 2017, 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 2017. All
academic majors are eligible.

Application Deadline: The deadline to apply for summer 2017 awards will be
midnight on Tuesday, February 8, 2017. It is important that candidates begin
developing their proposals as soon as possible. Contact us at
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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.

Contact Person: Jacquelyn de la Torre, Coordinator
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