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    Every summer since 2007, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) has partnered with the American Chemical Society (ACS) to offer Project SEED to high school students from the community within commuting distance of its campus in Princess Anne. Project SEED, celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018, offers local, ambitious, economically disadvantaged high school students the opportunity to work in an academic, industrial, or government research laboratory for eight weeks during the summer.  Project SEED offers a unique opportunity to high school students by exposing them to science through learning and discovery, while earning income; students are awarded a fellowship for their efforts.  This Program also fosters nurturing and supportive relationships between high school students and the scientific community, a relationship that can be vital to a student during the transition from high school to college.  SEED students are encouraged to enroll at UMES and pursue a major in the sciences.  Should a SEED student choose this route, the student would be eligible for a SEED scholarship to help meet the financial obligations of college at UMES. 

    Instructions for Application

    Two summer 2019 ACS Project SEED positions are available within the School of Agricultural and Natural Sciences at UMES.  Applicants must meet the following criteria:

    1)      be a high school student who has completed at least 1 year of chemistry;

    2)      be a minority student in science from an economically disadvantaged family;

    3)      have a goal to go into a chemistry or biochemistry program in college;

    4)      be able to commute to UMES and back home every day for 10 weeks during the summer and work 8 hours per day.

    The deadline for the application is April 30, 2019 at 11:55 PM.

    Applicants should download the application form, fill in the first page, save the file as noted below and send the form to Dr. Victoria Volkis by email:  Scan parental tax forms as a pdf file (with SSN numbers removed),  and send it to Dr. Volkis by email as well.

    Please be sure to name the files as follows: (Student’s last name)SEED2019 and (Student’s last name)TAX.pdf.

    For additional information regarding the UMES ACS Project SEED Program, please contact the program coordinator, Dr. Victoria Volkis.


    UMES Project SEED Flyer (download and send to a friend)
    2019 Student Application Form