Terp Young Scholars Summer Program in Geographical Sciences

Terp Scholar Poster with Student

A pre-college program that allows high school students to navigate college experience by taking a 3-credit course over the summer at UMD.

  • The Terp Young Scholars Program is designed for rising 10th graders to graduating 12th graders.
  • Students choose (1)  3-credit course to enroll in.
  • Both credits and the grade earned post to the student's UMD transcript and become part of their student record.

2024's GEOG Class 🛰️🌎 

  • GEOG 172: Earth From Space: Learn how Earth observations from space play a critical role in understanding our changing planet, with guest lecturers from NASA, NOOA, Maryland Department of Environment, Maryland Department of Natural Resources and more. Topics include how satellites view Earth; what they can observe, and what significant problem they can help solve.

How The Program Works

  • July 8-26, 2024 
  • Offered 100 % online
  • Students attend class, study, work on projects, prepare for exams, and interact with their peers and regular UMD undergraduate students in a rigorous academic setting

Application Deadlines

Application and Admission Schedule Deadlines
Application Opens January 9
Application Closes May 1
Confirmation of Admission Process May 15
Scholarship Schedule Deadlines
Scholarship Application Opens February 15
Scholarship Application Closes April 1
Notification of Scholarship Decision April 15

Program Fees and Scholarships

Domestic Applicants: Apply

International Applicants: Apply