Loyola University Maryland

CPaMS Scholars Program

First-Year Application

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 March 27, 2020:

  • Complete and submit the first-year application to CPaMS (below)
  • Ask a Loyola faculty member to submit a recommendation letter to cpams@loyola.edu. Be sure to ask your recommendation writer early so that they have time to write the letter.

Recommendation Letter

The recommendation letter should be submitted to cpams@loyola.edu by March 27, 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:
    • academics
    • leadership
    • 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).

Application Form

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Demographic Information
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Ethnicity (check all that apply):





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Are you Hispanic or Latinx?

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Loyola Information
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Essay Questions and Resume
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Recommendation

Please provide the following information about you recommendation writer, and ask them to submit their recommendation to cpams@loyola.edu by the deadline. The recommendation writer must be a Loyola faculty member. Full information on what should be included in the recommendation letter is provided at https://www.loyola.edu/join-us/cpams-program/application/first-year.

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Certification
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