University of Maryland Young Scholars Program



High school students with exceptional promise preview university life, pursue academic interests, and discover career opportunities in one of 18 academic tracks. Enriched with field trips and guest speakers, credit-bearing courses are taught by University of Maryland (UMD) faculty and lead to transferable college credit. Students participate in activities which provide an overview of UMD’s exceptional resources such as libraries, computer labs, and recreational, residential, and dining facilities. Program includes a campus fair, seminars on college life, and physical activity workshops. Social activities include mixers, a talent show, intramural sports, movie nights, swimming, and sightseeing excursions to Washington, DC.

General Info

Name University of Maryland Young Scholars Program
Location College Park, MD
Year-round Contacts 301-405-7762
Program Focuses & Features Aerobics, Architecture, Art, Badminton, Basketball, Business/Finance, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Drawing, Engineering, Environmental Science, Forensic Science, International Relations, Public Speaking, Science, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Volleyball, Writing/Journalism, Yoga
Grade Range (rising grades) 9-12
Age Range Residential and Day — Coed Ages 14-18
Application Deadline Rolling
Director Jamie Fry, Program Coordinator
Residential Fee $3600 (+$40-90), 3 weeks. College credit.
Day Fee $2200 (+$40-90), 3 weeks. College credit.
Year Established 2002
Sponsor Univ of Maryland
Dates & Sessions July-July; 1 session, 3 weeks long


Jamie Fry, Program Coordinator