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Undergraduate Programs

MAOP offers new and continuing students enrolled at Virginia Tech, the opportunity to participate in a number of programs that assist students in pursuing their respective academic and career goals. Funding for the undergraduate programs come from the Virginia General Assembly, the National Science Foundation and various colleges & departments within Virginia Tech.

MAOP students can participate in the following programs:

MAOP Undergraduate Scholars Program (UGS)
Undergraduate students with unmet financial need and a strong academic record receive financial support in exchange for a commitment of academic support, service and participation. The scholarship is renewable and is open to Virginia residents only.

MAOP Undergraduate Summer Research Internship (SRI)
A ten-week summer research internship (May - Aug) combining GRE preparatory training and personal development seminars. The SRI is open to college students who are U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents.

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
LSAMP aims to increase the quality and quantity of underrepresented students successfully completing science, technology, engineering and mathematics baccalaureate degree programs, and to increase the number of students interested in, academically qualified for and enrolling into graduate study programs. This program is open to any student at Virginia Tech majoring in a STEM discipline, and an agreement for participation in undergraduate research.

Global Change Scholars Program (GCS) 
collaboration between MAOP and the Global Change Center at Virginia Tech. GCS provides financial assistance to undergraduate students from the U.S. who demonstrate a commitment to academics, research, and community stewardship. Undergraduate Scholars supported by the GCS conduct research with Global Change Center faculty.

Clare Boothe Luce Undergraduate Awards (Not being offered at this time)
Female undergraduates at Virginia Tech in specified physical science and engineering fields can receive funding to engage in research during the summer and continue during the academic year. The program is funded by the Clare Boothe Luce Program and is open to U.S. Citizens only.