Thursday, January 10, 2019

Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship for Pell Grant Recipients

Are you a Pell Grant recipient and US Citizen planning to study abroad in Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or for the 2019-2020 academic year? If so you may be eligible to apply for the U.S. Department of State’s Gilman Scholarship

This scholarship provides up to $5,000 to help pay for study abroad programs. Last year thirty University of Maryland (UMD) students were awarded Gilman Scholarships—worth a total of $107,550!

The application deadline is March 5, 2019. To be eligible, you must be: 
·  a U.S. citizen 
·  a Pell Grant recipient
·  a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior (includes all majors)
·  studying abroad for at least 21 days
Interested in learning more? Please complete a short survey or email us at to receive access to our ELMS Gilman resource site, which includes samples of successful application essays. We'll also let you know how you can earn an automatic $500 grant from the UMD Education Abroad Office just for completing a Gilman application!


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There are 168 hours in a week - use 6 of those hours to make a difference for local kids and families!

Why should you join AR*AC*PNP?
  • To have a positive impact on wonderful children who want to learn from you! 
  • To learn some important resume-building skills like communication, teaching, and time management!
  • To meet some great UMD students across all majors and years!
  • AR*AC*PNP offers great opportunities to develop your leadership capacity and skills, as well as build bonds with passionate and hard-working UMD students! 

    Apply Now! 

    You can find our application here:
    Final application deadline: Wednesday, January 30, 2019

2019 Winston Family Honors Writing Awards

The Honors College and University Honors are pleased to announce the 2019 Winston Family Honors Writing Awards! 

Established by Roger ('76) and Karen Winston (’75), the annual Winston Family Honors Writing Awards recognize outstanding short essays, research papers, and theses written by University of Maryland Honors students. The award categories are:
Short Essay
Essay written for an Honors (HONR) Seminar.
Prize: $300. Length: 5-10 pages.

Research Paper
Paper written for an Honors (HONR) Seminar, H-version, or H-option course.
Prize: $600. Length: 10-30 pages.

Honors Thesis
Culminating research project undertaken in a departmental Honors program.
Prize: $1,200. Excerpt length: 20-40 pages.

For information about eligibility and submission logistics, see our website:

If you have any questions, please contact us at


Looking for Teachers like YOU for Winter/Spring 2019!
Join a dynamic and growing educational organization in Maryland!

We are looking for highly motivated University of Maryland Honors College students to teach

SAT and/or ACT prep at area high schools.

Flexible schedule – daytime, evenings and weekends available.
Training, curriculum and materials are all provided.

Competitive pay: $17-$25/hour based on experience, with bonus potential.
We currently employ several UMD Honors College students & alumni and welcome the

opportunity to work with you as well!
Teachers must provide their own transportation.
Send resume or letter of interest to:


Our mission: We feel strongly that all students, regardless of family income, location, school
and extra-curricular schedules should have the opportunity to present their strongest college
application. For this reason, we founded The Answer Class as a way to make SAT & ACT prep as accessible as possible to as many students as possible -- and in some small measure work to even the playing field for students taking the SAT & ACT.

For Recent Grads: Postgraduate Associate Position in Kidney Precision Medicine Research Project

A postgraduate research position in translational and clinical research is available for 1-
2 years in the Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine at Johns
Hopkins University starting June 2019. The research group has several ongoing clinical
research studies including the recently funded NIH study in Kidney Precision Medicine
Project related to various kidney pathologies. The position involves direct patient
interaction, collection and processing of human blood and urine specimens, medical
chart abstraction using electronic health records, study database entry, literature review,
and reporting at team meetings.

Requirements for the position include BA/BS in the life sciences or completion of the
pre-medical track. Prior experience in a research laboratory or hospital is preferred but
not required. We seek candidates with a strong desire to contribute to patient-oriented
research and obtain medical knowledge. The associate will have the opportunity to
obtain clinical research experience, interact with patients and healthcare professionals,
and work closely with clinical physicians. There is also an opportunity to participate in
manuscript publication and sub-studies.

The lab is composed of a great group of physicians, research fellows, nurses, and study
coordinators. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and unofficial
transcript to by January 25, 2019.

2019 Maryland Summer Scholars Program - Online Application Open

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 2019. All academic majors are eligible.

Application Deadline: The deadline to apply for summer 2019 awards will be 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. It is important that candidates begin developing their proposals as soon as possible.

Detailed information about the MSS program, and instructions on completing applications can be found on the MCUR website at: 

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.