Your idea should address vital problems, questions, or needs of society. The project you propose should involve important service, leadership, inquiry, or social entrepreneurial goals. Projects may be local, national, or international in scope and impact. Projects should involve substantial work away from the Maryland campus, in surrounding communities, across the nation, or around the world.
Eligibility: The program is open to freshmen, sophomores, or juniors in all majors who are enrolled full time at the University of Maryland, College Park, are in good standing with regard to UMD student conduct policies, and meet the following academic criteria at the time of application:
- Freshmen (at least 1 completed semester): Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
- Sophomores (at least 3 completed semesters): Cumulative GPA of 3.6 or higher
- Juniors (at least 5 competed semesters): Cumulative GPA of 3.7 or higher
Project Length: Projects must begin between March 1, 2013 and September 3, 2013 and may be 3 to 12 months long.
Funding Amount: Up to $6,000 will be awarded to each project, with a stipend of $1,000 provided to the project mentor.
Number of Awards: Up to 20 grants will be made annually.
Deadline to apply: February 11, 2013For more information --»