University of Maryland: Young Scholars Discovery

Location: Maryland


Program Description:

Young Scholars Discovery, July 14-26, 2013, welcomes middle school students to an exceptional learning opportunity at the University of Maryland. Discovery nurtures academically talented students who share similar interests, abilities, and goals. Discovery scholars explore career opportunities, engage with experts in innovative fields, collaborate during interactive seminars, and learn about university life at Maryland. The program offers diverse courses that encourage creative reasoning and problem solving. Faculty provide dynamic instruction, challenging students to explore bold ideas and acquire new skills and knowledge. Field trips and guest speakers highlight real-world experiences, introducing participants to possible career paths. The learning continues beyond the classroom with interactive afternoon seminars. Social activities include weekend day trips to Washington, DC, barbecues, pool parties, laser tag, and more. Discovery scholars reside on campus or commute from home.

Applications accepted beginning February 13, 2013. Admission is competitive and contingent upon space availability.

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Host: University of Maryland, College Park

Qualifications: Rising eighth and ninth grade students

Program Dates / Length: July 14-26, 2013; 2 weeks

Housing: On-campus, air-conditioned, traditional-style dorm, or student may commute from home

Cost / Availability of Financial Aid: Residential student package: $2,285; Commuter student package: $1,400.

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Mailing Address:

Young Scholars Discovery
Office of Extended Studies
University of Maryland
0132 Main Administration Building
College Park, MD 20742

Phone: 301-405-7762




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