CSS Mission

The Chancellor’s Science Scholars Program is modeled after the nationally-recognized Meyerhoff Scholars Program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. In partnership with UMBC and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, CSS is one of just two programs in the nation to adapt the successful Meyerhoff model to a preeminent research university, demonstrating the value of building community, mentoring by peers and faculty members, and instilling high expectations of scholars. Together, CSS scholars are prepared to move into Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. programs after graduation and become part of the next generation of leaders in science and technology.

“There is no more fertile ground for innovation than diversity of experience, and that diversity of experience arises from a difference of cultures, ethnicities, and life backgrounds.”

Joseph DeSimone, UNC Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry

CSS’s cohort model supports the program mission by building a collaborative community of STEM scholars to mentor and inspire each other.