The Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars Program

The Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars Program

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is pleased to offer Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars Program. Students, admitted to UMBC are eligible to apply. The mission of Scholars Program is to support talented undergraduates aspiring to careers in a wide variety of public service fields, including government, law, non-profit leadership, education, healthcare, and the private sector. Selected scholars will be offered scholarships up to $15,000 annually for in-state students and up to $22,000 annually for out-of-state students.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research, and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.

Eligibility:

  • Students must apply in the senior year of high school for entrance into the Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars Program as UMBC freshmen
  • Students must also be admitted to UMBC to be eligible, so scholarship candidates should take advantage of the early action admissions deadline of November 1

How to Apply:

Supporting Documents:

The scholarship application requires the following:

  • Responses to two short answer questions
  • Two letters of recommendation, preferably one from a high school teacher and the other from someone who knows the student well outside of school
  • Resume
  • Writing sample: Write an essay (maximum 3 pages, double-spaced) on a serious policy problem facing the United States or the world. Why does this problem concern you, and what do you think should be done about it? Please provide a list of principal sources you cite

Financial Aid and Award Money:

Selected scholars will be offered scholarships up to $15,000 annually for in-state students and up to $22,000 annually for out-of-state students.

Application Deadline:

  • UMBC early action admissions deadline: November 1, 2016
  • Deadline to apply for the Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars Program: January 15, 2017

Link for More Information:

http://sondheim.umbc.edu/about/

Contact Information:

For more information, you can contact Jessica Cook at jrcook-at-umbc.edu

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