The CPaMS Scholars program is accepting applications from current first-year students majoring in computer science, mathematics, statistics, data science (with a technical focus), or physics to join the CPaMS Scholars program starting in their sophomore year. CPaMS Scholars is a prestigious program for high-achieving students in those majors. By joining the scholars program you will receive all of the benefits of that program, including:
- A scholarship, if you have financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid
- Access to all CPaMS Scholars events, including socials and mentoring
- Participation in the CPaMS Opportunities in STEM Seminar the fall semester of your sophomore year
- An interdisciplinary experience your junior year
- Additional career mentorship your senior year
By joining the CPaMS Scholars program you are also agreeing to the following:
- Maintaining a GPA of 3.0 in the courses required by your major
- Continuing to major in computer science, mathematics, statistics, physics, or data science (with a technical focus)
- Participating in required CPaMS Scholars events
To apply to the CPaMS Scholars program, applicants must do the following by April 8, 2021:
- Complete and submit the first-year application to CPaMS (below)
- Ask a Loyola faculty member to submit a recommendation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to ask your recommendation writer early so that they have time to write the letter.
The recommendation letter should be submitted to email@example.com by April 8, with the subject line "Recommendation Letter for <Applicant Name>", and address the following:
- How the recommender knows the CPaMS Scholars applicant
- The recommender's assessment of the potential scholars in terms of any of the following that are relevant:
- ability to work well with others
- passion/interest for their major or another academic activity
- expressed desire to go beyond the required curriculum in their learning (such as through more in depth work on assignments, discussions with the professor, participating in contests, etc)
- evidence of being well-rounded scholars (for instance, participating in the common text essay contest, or being active in a non-STEM initiative).
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