Skip to main content

Why CPaMS?

The CPaMS Scholars program is a competitive program for high achieving students planning to study computer science; physics; mathematics; statistics; or data science with a focus in CS, Math, or Stat. The primary benefits of participating in CPaMS are:

  1. You will have additional opportunities that are not available or as easily accessible to other students, including internships, summer research, and courses.
  2. You may receive financial aid to support you through all four years of study. Financial aid amounts are determined based on your financial need once you are accepted into the program. Acceptance into the program is not affected by financial need; financial aid is only considered after acceptance.
  3. You will be part of a cohort of students who are also pursuing CPaMS majors. You will take a course each year with these other students during your first three years, and have a chance to meet older CPaMS Scholars for advice. 
  4. You have access to additional mentoring from the CPaMS Scholars Faculty.
  5. You have access to additional career preparation, whether you decide to start your career directly after graduation or first attend graduate school. CPaMS faculty are here to help you make these decisions.
  6. Participation in CPaMS is prestigious, and will help your resume stand out to employers and graduate schools.

CPaMS Scholars Graduates Are Happy They Were in the Program

From surveying all of our graduates, we have seen that:

  • 100% of graduates would recommend CPaMS Scholars to others
  • 100% of graduates are happy they majored in STEM
  • 100% of graduates who were on a scholarship said that it impacted their decision to come to Loyola
  • 46% of graduates who were on scholarship said the scholarship impacted their decision to stay in STEM
  • 62% of graduates who were on scholarship said the scholarship very much enabled them to stay at Loyola for four years
  • 94% of graduates found the career guidance to be valuable
  • 94% of graduates found the sophomore seminar to be valuable
  • 94% of graduates found having a STEM Evergreen peer mentor valuable in the first year
  • 92.4% of graduates found it valuable to have a way to meet fellow STEM students in their first year
  • 100% of graduates find jobs
  • 94% of graduates had a paid internship or summer research experience while a student at Loyola

CPaMS Scholars Opens Doors

Many of our CPaMS Scholars have great accomplishments during their time at Loyola. Some recent examples where being a CPaMS Scholar strengthened their application include:

  • Chiara Maalouf ’20 was awarded both the William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship to study abroad at American University in Dubai, and a Gilman Scholarship to study abroad.  
  • Kenneth Marcelino ’21 and Chiara Maalouf ’20 performed summer research with Loyola faculty members during the 2018 Hauber Fellows program.
  • Sarah Flaherty ‘20 has been an Intern for Undergraduate Scholars in Computational Medicine for the Center of Imaging Sciences Department at Johns Hopkins University since September 2017. Only CPaMS Scholars are eligible to apply to this program.

You can hear more directly from our scholars by checking out our Meet the CPaMS Scholars page. We hope you will consider applying to CPaMS when you apply to Loyola University Maryland.


Apply to CPaMS Scholars

Contact Us

Questions about the CPaMS Scholars Program? Send an email to


NSF logoNational Science Foundation
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1458339