Group photo of Sondheim Scholars participating in Governor’s Summer Internship Program (GSIP)


The Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars Program supports, inspires, and empowers talented undergraduate students as they address society’s most pressing problems. This scholarship program is open to students of all majors with a strong interest in public issues and policy. Sondheim Scholars address urgent social problems alongside communities. They prepare for impactful careers in public service fields such as government, policy, law nonprofit leadership, education, healthcare and environmental sustainability through service-learning, internships, activism, campus and community leadership and research.





UMBC seeks to become the best public research university of our size by combining the traditions of the liberal arts academy, the creative intensity of the research university, and the social responsibility of the public university. We will be known for integrating research, teaching and learning, and civic engagement so that each advances the others for the benefit of society.
Group photo of Sondheim Scholars participating in Governor's Summer Internship Program (GSIP)