CPaMS Scholars is based on building a community for academically talented students majoring in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Data Science, or Physics. As a cohort, Scholars share certain activities and courses during their four years, while also having a group of mentors and advisors to guide them through college life and to inform them about opportunities beyond Loyola. As a result, a natural support network will be created for each Scholar made up of faculty and peer students.
The CPaMS Scholars Program also provides scholarships annually for student in the program who demonstrate financial need to study computer science, physics, mathematics, statistics, or data science at Loyola University Maryland.
A Note on Spring 2020: During the spring 2020 semester we found ourselves finishing the second half as online courses, with most students returning home to do so. In light of the added difficulties this change may cause, as well as the general difficulties of trying to continue normally during a pandemic, the CPaMS Scholars program will not take into account spring 2020 grades for current scholars unless it helps them. Students who receive below a B in any major courses, or who choose the P/NC option, will not be penalized or put on probation due to those grades. Future applicants' grades or P/F status from spring 2020 will be ignored during the admissions decision.
"CPaMS is preparing me to succeed in a career in STEM. CPaMS faculty organize and inform students of events to help us find internships and learn more about our potential career paths. My professors care about my future, and they want me to be ready to work and have the experience required to succeed."
—Jeffrey Umanzor, CPaMS Scholar