The CNMS Scholars Program at UMBC is a selective undergraduate initiative designed to support talented individuals interested in the advancement of women students in the sciences and engineering. This prestigious program is being sponsored by the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences (CNMS) at UMBC to provide comprehensive support to students pursuing majors where women are still underrepresented, specifically: mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry, biochemistry, bioinformatics/computational biology, mechanical engineering, and chemical/biochemical engineering. The program will connect high-potential students to a community of designated faculty mentors and a myriad of campus support services in an effort to facilitate their academic success in these rigorous majors. CNMS Program Scholarships are for one year and could be renewable annually for up to two additional years, in accordance with funding availability and meeting program requirements as defined in an award agreement.
The online application process includes uploading an application letter to the selection committee with an essay that covers three topics, as well as the submission of academic transcripts and a resume. The link to the application form can be found here. Applications are due by Friday, April 17.
All applicants to the CNMS Scholars Program must have and maintain:
- Status as a full-time student at UMBC
- A minimum UMBC cumulative 3.0 grade point average
- Declared major in one of the following STEM disciplines: Mathematics/Statistics, Physics, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical/Biochemical Engineering, Bioinformatics/Computational Biology
- Demonstrated interest and commitment to the advancement of women in the identified STEM disciplines
- Compliance with all requirements and expectations of the CNMS Scholars Program
- Good-standing status throughout the University