The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences will soon be accepting applications from undergraduate students seeking funding for Winter 2019 and Spring 2019 learning experiences. If you are a BSOS student with financial need that is preventing you from taking advantage of an experiential learning opportunity, apply for BSOS Undergraduate Experience Funds. Note that BSOS accepts applications for these funds on a biannual basis. During the Fall semester for Winter & Spring learning experiences and during the Spring semester for Summer & Fall experiences.

Application deadline extended to November 28

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Eligibility Requirements:

Winter & Spring Funds:

  • Have completed at least one semester (Spring 2018 or earlier) at the University of Maryland.
  • Have at least one semester (Spring 2019 or later) left as a student at the University of Maryland - Awards will be made for Winter 2019 and Spring 2019 experiences, thus seniors who are graduating Winter 2019 are ineligible to apply.
  • Be enrolled in a BSOS major or an ENSP track housed within BSOS.
  • Submit a complete application (all questions answered) by the deadline November 28 at 9 AMIncomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Complete the learning experience for which you apply in Winter 2019 or Spring 2019. If you choose not to complete the experience, you must notify the Selection Committee (bsos-scholarships [at] umd [dot] edu) and the funds will be rescinded.
  • Notification date is December 7. All recipients should plan to attend the college’s scholarship dinner in the spring semester. Questions regarding BSOS Undergraduate Experience Funds or the application process should be directed to bsos-scholarships [at] umd [dot] edu.

Summer & Fall Funds:

  • Have completed at least one semester (Fall 2018 or earlier) at the University of Maryland.
  • Have at least one semester (Fall 2019 or later) left as a student at the University of Maryland - Awards will be made for Summer 2019 and Fall 2019 experiences, thus seniors who are graduating Spring 2019 are ineligible to apply.
  • Be enrolled in a BSOS major or an ENSP track housed within BSOS.
  • Submit a complete application (all questions answered) by the deadline (TBD). Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Complete the learning experience for which you apply in Summer 2019 or Fall 2019. If you choose not to complete the experience, you must notify the Selection Committee (bsos-scholarships [at] umd [dot] edu) and the funds will be rescinded.

Additional Information:

  • Preference in selecting awardees will be given for activities where financial obstacles would likely prevent a student from participating.
  • Preference will be given for experiences in not-for-profit, government, or educational organizations, rather than in for-profit companies.
  • Preference will be given for NEW, rather than continuing, experiences (i.e. starting a new internship, as opposed to continuing in a position from a previous semester or summer).
  • These funds are NOT designated for study abroad experiences.  Visit the Education Abroad Scholarships page to learn more about study abroad funding.
  • Students may apply for funding for more than one learning experience per application cycle, but may only receive funding for one experience.
  • Recipients will be recognized at the college’s Scholarship & Donor Recognition Dinner.

These experiences are generously supported by the following funds:

  • The Beardsley Family Endowed Student Experience Fund
  • The Jay G. Cohen Memorial Student Opportunities Endowment
  • The Dean's Student Advisory Council Unpaid Internship Scholarship
  • The Dries Family Student Experience Endowment
  • The Fishlinger Family Student Opportunities Fund
  • Felecia Love Greer Student Experience Endowment
  • Gary L. Rozier Professional Experience Fellowships for Economics Majors
  • Robert R. Satterfield Economics Student Opportunities Endowed Funds
  • The Robert R. Satterfield LGBTQ+ Opportunities Endowed Fund

These funds will be deposited directly into the student’s university account. If the account has outstanding debts or bills, the funds will be applied towards the amount owed first before any remaining funds are distributed to the student. If you are receiving other financial aid or scholarships you should speak with a Financial Aid counselor to determine whether the funds from this scholarship will impact your Financial Aid package. The Office of Student Financial Aid can be reached at 301-314-9000.