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The Col. Hugh J. Holloman USMC (Ret.) & Major R. Mark "Hondo" Davids USMC (Ret.) SAE United States Marine Corps Scholarship Fund was established to provide scholarship support for United States Marine Corps (USMC) veterans or Officer Candidates at the University of Maryland. Veterans who are members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity or are active in the Greek system are encouraged to apply, though all USMC veterans or Officer Candidates are eligible to receive the scholarship.
The University of Maryland Alexion Veterans Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to students who are Veterans of the U.S. military, demonstrate financial need, and have shown career ambitions and/or a demonstration of service to others in the community.
The Alpha Phi Alpha - Iota Zeta Chapter Scholarship provides annual scholarships to members and of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity at the University of Maryland, who demonstrate financial need and academic excellence.
The Alternative Breaks (AB) Program integrates leadership and community service opportunities through intensive multi-day national and international service trips over University class breaks. The powerful learning and serving experiences make a difference in the lives of students and in the communities in which they serve. Alternative Breaks sends hundreds of students each year on service-learning trips to address some of the most pressing social, political and environmental issues of our time.
The Arthur and Marianne Schneider Scholarship Fund was established by Art '72 and Marianne S. Schneider '72 in order to provide need-based tuition support to undergraduate students who are either active, or honorably discharged from, military service.
The B. Udelle Friedland Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established by Udelle’s family to honor her memory and to provide need-based scholarship support to returning students at the University of Maryland. The Friedland Family is honored to name this scholarship in her memory as she was committed to the betterment of herself and others through education.
The Berlage Alternative Spring Break Fund was established in June 2007 by Bruce and Donna Berlage. The Fund provides support for students to participate in Alternative Spring Break, a substance-free, community service-learning program in the Community Service-Learning Office of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union.
The Beta Theta Pi - Delta Omega Scholarship Fund provides annual scholarships to members of the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity at the University of Maryland, who demonstrate financial need and academic excellence. Gifts in support of this fund will support the current use scholarship fund until the minimum threshold required to convert this fund to endowment is reached.
The Brandon James Malstrom Memorial Scholarship was established in December 2002 by friends and family of the late Brandon James Malstrom, a junior operations and quality management major who died suddenly in November 2002. Spendable Income from the Scholarship provides an annual scholarship for a transfer student at the University whose educational aspirations best exemplify those of Brandon Malstrom.
The Bright Futures Internship Scholarship Fund supports students pursuing unpaid or low paying internship opportunities. This important fund helps to provide students, who may be facing financial constraints, the opportunity to take part in these internships.
The Camille Rajpat Initiative Endowment was established in May 2003 by Aimlall and Norma Rajpat, in memory of their daughter Camille, who died of complications from cancer treatment while in her senior year at the University. Spendable Income from the Camille Rajpat Initiative Endowment provides annual support for the Rajpat Initiative Program and the work of the Office of Judicial Programs in the Division of Student Affairs.
The Carlson Family Scholarship Fund provides an annual scholarship for an enrolled undergraduate student in good standing with the University and who is a member of any registered student organization.
The Chafitz Family Scholarship was established by Dr. Evan and Dr. Jill Chafitz to provide need-based scholarships to undergraduate students with unmet financial need, especially those who wish to attend medical or dental school upon graduating from Maryland.
The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation Endowed Scholarship was established in October 2008 by the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation. Spendable Income from the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation Endowed Scholarship provides annual need-based scholarships for students enrolled at the University who are at least 25 years of age and who meet additional eligibility considerations.
The Clifton L. Brown, Jr. ’73 TerpStart Endowed Scholarship for Veterans was established by Clif, an Army veteran and University of Maryland alumnus to support undergraduate student veterans who have financial need.
The Colonel J. Logan Schutz Omicron Delta Kappa Leader of the Year Award provides an annual monetary award and plaque to an outstanding member of Omicron Delta Kappa selected as the Leader of the Year. Leaders exemplify one or more of the ODK principles: scholarship; athletics; campus or community service; social, or religious activities and campus government; journalism, speech and the mass media; creative and performing arts.
The Conferences and Visitor Services Student Employee Scholarship Fund was established to provide financial assistance to UMD students who demonstrate exemplary leadership skills and have made a positive impact on Conferences & Visitor Services and the University community.
Scholastic achievement and academic success are principle values of every fraternity and sorority at the University of Maryland. Yet some students are unable to afford to join because they cannot meet the financial requirements of being a student and joining a Greek-letter organization. The Fraternity and Sorority Scholarship Fund (FSSF) provides any student on campus the opportunity to join a fraternity or sorority and meet the financial needs of college.
The Daniel M. Zolotorofe Foundation Scholarship Fund was established in 2012 by the family of the late Dan Zolotorofe, a University Junior who died tragically due to complications from Type 1 Diabetes in November 2011. In order to preserve Dan's memory, one $500 scholarship will be awarded annually to a full-time University of Maryland undergraduate student who is an active member of the UMD Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. The scholarship may be used to help cover tuition, room, board or textbooks.
The David E. Mills Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in October 2010 in memory of David E. Mills by his family and friends. In tribute to David Mills, the scholarship is awarded to students who share his commitment to, and passion for, issues of diversity. Recipients must have worked for The Diamondback for at least two semesters and continue to work on The Diamondback during the award period.
The Department of Resident Life Student Employee Scholarship was created in 2015 to provide need based aid to hard working students who are employed by the Department of Resident Life (DRL) while pursuing their undergraduate education. This scholarship will recognize student employees who exhibit dedication to their education and to the Department of Resident Life mission through their daily roles.
The Department of Residential Facilities Scholarship was established to provide support for student employees of the Department of Residential Facilities or their dependents who are enrolled at the University.
The Division of Student Affairs Scholarship seeks to recognize undergraduate students who have made a significant impact on the quality of life for students and/or employees at the University of Maryland. Successful scholarship candidates show evidence of commitment to the job, leadership, quality of work, accomplishments, and a genuine dedication to providing service to students and/or the University community through their positions.
The Dominic and Pat Ciardi Endowed Scholarship was established in honor of Dominic, a United States Marine Corps Veteran and his wife Pat by family and friends, including their children, Cindy Ciardi Whittington ’79, Kim Ciardi Madlinger ’81, Mark Ciardi ’83, and Scott Ciardi ’87 to support veterans at the University of Maryland who have financial need.
The Dreamkeepers Emergency Financial Assistance program at the University of Maryland is designed to help students avoid dropping out of school when faced with unforeseen financial difficulties. Dreamkeepers can help ease student worries about housing, food and utilities, tuition and books, transportation, childcare and medical needs, allowing students faced with sudden financial obstacles to focus their energy on education.
Established in 2010 by Edward and Janet Friedson’s family members, The Edward and Janet Friedson Memorial Veterans Scholarship, provides financial assistance to an undergraduate or graduate student who is a veteran, active duty member or a reservist of the U.S. military, demonstrates financial need, and either exhibits positive career ambitions or displays leadership and service to others in the community.
The David and Amy Eisen Family Internship Scholarship was established by David and Amy Eisen to assist undergraduate students participating in unpaid or low-pay internships through the University Career Center & President’s Promise Bright Futures Initiative.
The Erik B. Young M.D. Travel Study Awards has been awarded to deserving undergraduate students who wish to study abroad since 2006. Each year the Division of Student Affairs awards five travel study awards stipends. The purpose of the program is to give deserving undergraduate students the opportunity to broaden their international horizons while they hone their academic skills.
The Ernest M. Willcher Veterans Scholarship was established in loving memory by his wife and sons of Ernest M. Willcher, who served in the US Army for four years and spent 36 years working for the Army as a civilian employee, before perishing in the events of Sept. 11, 2001. The Scholarship supports veteran students at the University of Maryland College Park.
Created by the First Command Financial Services Office in Arlington, Virginia as a way to support the educational goals of military families, this scholarship provides financial assistance for Veterans and active duty military as well as their spouses and children.
The Frank and Janice Cirillo Endowed Scholarship for Veterans was established by Frank '66 and Jan '66 to provide support for veterans with a preference for students enrolled in the A. James Clark School of Engineering.
Spendable income from the Gamma Psi Chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma Scholarship provides scholarship support for at least two undergraduate students annually who demonstrate academic merit, strong leadership qualities, community service, good citizenship, and financial need.
The George O. Weber Family Endowed Veterans Scholarship was established in 2016 by Jeffrey A. Weber '76 and Robert C. Weber '74 in memory of their father. The fund provides need-based scholarship support for veteran students at the University of Maryland.
Clara Portney Felsher established this scholarship in honor of her husband, Gerald G. Portney. The income shall be used to provide financial assistance for the Returning Students Program of the Counseling Center at the University.
The Jack Godfrey Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2014 by Jack’s family in order to help create educational opportunities for University of Maryland students who demonstrate a passion for learning and interest in creative writing.
The John Connolly Memorial Sailing Team Scholarship was established in August of 2014 in memory of John by his family and friends. John Connolly ’71 was a leader on campus and an active member of the University of Maryland Sailing Team. He spent much of his life teaching advanced sailing courses around the world and fostered a love of sailing in many of those who learned from him. This Scholarship will support students who are active on the University of Maryland Sailing Team and demonstrate academic merit and financial need.
The John K. Bennett Memorial Scholarship was established in 1967 in memory of John King Bennett, a former student in the College of Business and Public Administration. Scholarships will be awarded to full-time University of Maryland undergraduate students who are active members of the Beta Kappa Chapter, Kappa Alpha Order.
The Joseph M. Mitchell Scholarship Award was established to honor the memory of Joseph M. Mitchell, a staff member of the Department of Resident Life for nearly 17 years, who passed away in 2005. A scholarship is offered each spring and fall to students who best display the character of Joseph M. Mitchell.
The Josh Burdette Student Entertainment Events (SEE) Memorial Scholarship was created to uphold Josh's legacy of knowledge and love of learning. The scholarship will support a SEE student leader with financial need and will be annually awarded in Josh's honor.
The Kappa Alpha Psi Lucian Brown Scholarship was established to provide annual scholarship awards to undergraduate students enrolled at the University of Maryland. The scholarship, which rewards academic excellence and address financial need, commemorates the life of U.S. Army Captain Lucian Brown, the Dean of Pledges of the 1st pledge line at the University of Maryland.
The Latinx/a/o Student Advocacy Scholarship was established by University of Maryland alumni to provide scholarship support for students who demonstrate a commitment to the Latinx/a/o Community and/or who are pursuing a U.S. Latina/o Studies major/minor.
The Laura and Juris Kauls Veterans Endowed Scholarship was established by Laura and Juris in 2016. The fund provides scholarship support to student veterans or active duty service members at the University of Maryland.
The Lee Spann, Jr. Resident Assistant Scholarship was established in December 2013 in memory of Lee, who was not only a successful collegiate athlete but also served as a Resident Assistant on the 7th floor of Ellicott Hall. The purpose of this scholarship is to support students who are Resident Assistants who also demonstrate financial need.
The Littenberg Family Scholarship recognizes undergraduate juniors or seniors who demonstrate financial need. This scholarship will recognize the challenges that students face to remain in school with what sometimes is an overwhelming financial commitment.
The MGM National Harbor Endowed Veterans Scholarship was established in 2016 to provide scholarship support for veteran students at the University of Maryland. This endowed scholarship fund reflects MGM National Harbor’s commitment to those who have served our country. It is also an example of parent company MGM Resorts International’s commitment to corporate social responsibility and to building stronger host communities.
The Margaret Moose Swallow Alternative Breaks Scholarship Fund annually awards scholarships to students attending a winter, spring or summer Alternative Break Trip with demonstrated financial need, willingness to serve others, and community engagement.
The Maryland Parents & Family Association Scholarship Fund provides need-based scholarships of up to $2,000 per academic year to students who may be unable to continue their education at the university due to extenuating financial circumstances.
Dr. Marilyn K. Brown was the Director of the UMCP Office of Institutional Studies (now OIRP). Her dedication to education and zest for life was not diminished by her challenging circumstances as a terminal patient and single mother of two, and she maintained her high academic standing despite her personal challenges. This scholarship honors her achievements and love for learning.
The Matthew W. Watson Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in July 2007 by friends and family of the late Matthew W. Watson, a University sophomore who died suddenly in May 2007. Spendable Income from the Matthew W. Watson Memorial Scholarship Fund provides annual scholarships of at least $1,000 for an incoming freshman or transfer student at the University who has graduated from Centennial High School in Howard County, Maryland.
The Michelle Humanick Scholarship was established by Michelle’s family, friends, and the Department of Resident Life to honor her memory and to provide need-based scholarship support to University of Maryland students who are returning to school after time away and who exemplify Michelle’s spirit and the joy that she brought to the lives of others.
Every member of the NewDay USA team shares a deep commitment to our community, America’s Veterans and their families. The NewDay USA Foundation along with the NewDay USA family continuously look for ways to better support those who have sacrificed so much for community and country. Helping our community and veterans advance is at the core of what we do.The NewDay USA Veterans Scholarship supports scholarships for veterans, active duty service members or their dependents attending the University of Maryland.
The Omicron Delta Kappa society is a national leadership honor society for college students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni that recognizes and encourages scholarship, leadership, and exemplary character. The annual scholarships will be awarded to entering first year students who in high school demonstrated outstanding leadership potential.
The Tillman Military Scholarships at the University of Maryland are sponsored by the Pat Tillman Foundation "Leadership Through Action™" initiative, which is dedicated to supporting educational opportunities for servicemembers and their families. The scholarships are intended to cover direct study-related expenses, and will ensure these leaders have every opportunity to pursue broader educational goals.
The Patricia S. Higgins Scholarship was established in February 2008 by friends and colleagues of Patricia S. Higgins, who worked for Dining Services at the University for more than 46 years. The Patricia S. Higgins Scholarship provides annual scholarships for employees of Dining Services or their dependents who are enrolled at the University.
The Pavela Prize for Distinguished Contributions to the University of Maryland Academic Integrity and Ethical Development Program was established in May 2003 by Gary and Margaret Pavela to recognize and reward students who have made distinguished contributions to the academic integrity and ethical development program in the Division of Student Affairs, including fostering discussion about and enhancement of University academic integrity or student conduct policies.
The Phi Kappa Tau Terrapin Scholarship provides annual scholarships to members and associate members of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity at the University of Maryland, who demonstrate financial need and academic excellence.
The Phi Sigma Kappa Scholarship was established by alumni of Phi Sigma Kappa Eta Chapter to promote leadership, scholarship, service, and social responsibility. As the first fraternity established at Maryland, the men of Phi Sigma Kappa continue to dedicate themselves to tradition and excellence.
The Price Brothers Family Scholarship was established in 2016 by Zac '08, Josh '11, and Teddy '14 Price. Each year, the Price Scholarship is awarded to a student who is involved on campus and who demonstrates strong leadership skills.
Resident Assistants at the University of Maryland make a lasting impact in the lives of students through their leadership, dedication, and compassion for their fellow peers. The Resident Assistant Scholarship Fund will provide critical support to UMD RAs facing financial hardships. Through scholarships for textbooks/technology and tuition, deserving student leaders will receive financial assistance to help off-set rising education costs.
The Returning Student Scholarship provides support for need-based scholarships for students enrolled at the University who are at least 25 years of age and who meet additional eligibility considerations. The Returning Student Scholarship is supported by Returning Student Program donors and the National Council of Jewish Women, Inc., Montgomery County MD Section in memory of Riddia Cass, a pioneer in the organization.
In 2013, Robin Portman, a 1980 graduate of the University with a B.S. and a 1989 UMUC graduate with an M.S., and Tom Portman, a 1986 UMUC graduate with a B.A., established this fund to support undergraduate veteran students.
Through the generosity of the Fountain family, the Ronald S. Fountain Family Terpstart Endowed Scholarship was established in 2013 to support an undergraduate student with significant financial need to complete his or her education.
The Stamp Student Union provides a number of opportunities for students to find meaningful employment, and to work diligently to make Stamp a warm and friendly place to visit. The increased financial burdens of attending the University, however, mean there are still gaps in meeting their academic expenses. With the help of past Stamp employees, this endowed scholarship will provide additional academic support for these hard-working students.
The Terp Vets Alumni Scholarship provides scholarships for student veterans active in Terp Vets, the University’s student veteran organization. Preference is given to student veterans who have either exhausted or are nearing the end of their GI Bill benefits.
Perry W. Alexion ’87 and Rachelle M. Alexion and Bijan R. Siahatgar ’88 and Kanchan Siahatgar established the Alexion and Siahatgar Families Endowed Veterans Scholarship in 2015. The Scholarship provides need-based support to student veterans at the University of Maryland.
The Wes and Jo Ann Chin Endowed Scholarship provides an annual award for the academic year for current undergraduate students in good standing who may be unable to continue their education at the University due to extenuating financial circumstances.
The Transportation Services Student Employee Excellence in Leadership Scholarship Fund was established to provide financial assistance to UMD students who demonstrate exemplary leadership skills and have made a positive impact on the Department of Transportation Services and the University community.
The University Student Judiciary Scholarship Fund was established in 2013 to provide critical support to USJ members facing financial hardship. The USJ Scholarship Fund supports those students who have made distinguished contributions to the academic integrity and ethical development program in the Division of Student Affairs.
The University of Maryland Veterans Housing Scholarship was created in 2012 through the generosity of a local housing corporation to support a Veteran student or family member who needs assistance with living arrangements. The scholarship provides a room in the View housing facility adjacent to campus for the full academic year.
The UM Student Veterans Scholarship Fund is designed to provide financial assistance to United States armed forces personnel who served in the active duty military, and who are full-time or part-time, degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at the University of Maryland.
Established in 2014, the Veterans Transition Crisis Fund serves as a critical resource for veteran students who are experiencing an unanticipated emergency that requires immediate financial support. In honor of Dr. Nancy K. Schlossberg (professor emerita from the College of Education) and her groundbreaking work in transitions, the S. Irwin Kamin Foundation endowed this Fund in order to perpetually support those who have so selflessly served our nation.
The Vincent Family Scholarship was established in honor of Robert J. Vincent, Ph.D., in recognition of his passion, dedication and unique contributions as an intelligence officer for the CIA. This scholarship is opened to all combat Veteran students from any branch of the military completing an undergraduate or graduate degree at the University of Maryland.
The WMUC Scholarship Fund was established to provide support for students who are involved with the campus radio station (WMUC) with a preference for students who demonstrate leadership and have made a positive impact on WMUC.
The William E. Fleck ’83 and Sally L. Fleck Endowed Scholarship for Veterans was established by William and Sally to support undergraduate student veterans who are first-generation college students and who have financial need.
Through the establishment and cultivation of relationships with friends, parents, alumni, foundations and corporations, we work to create shared interests with an ultimate goal of philanthropic support for Division-wide and departmental priorities.
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