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Jacqueline C. Hrabowski Endowment Fund

2016 Jacqueline Hrabowski Scholars_Luncheon

The picture was taken at the March 2016 Scholars Luncheon. From left to right, Natalie DeNigris (Senior, Physics & Psychology), Isabel Heisler (Senior, Global Studies and Geographic Information Systems Certificate), Mrs. Jacqueline Hrabowski, and Hanna Dasoo (Senior, Global Studies). Photo taken by Marlayna Demond ’11.

Since 2003, a scholarship has been awarded to a UMBC student in recognition of the accomplishments and contributions of Jacqueline C. Hrabowski. For 2019-20, one UMBC student (possibly two) will be selected based upon her/his commitment to improving the lives of at-risk urban youth through academic studies and community service activities. Recipients will receive $2,000 for the academic year, $1,000 each semester.

RECENT RECIPIENTS 

2018-19:

Malaysia McGinnis, Chemistry Education, B.A.

Sydnie Taylor, Biological Science

 

2017-18:

Malaysia McGinnis, Chemistry Education, B.A.

Sydnie Taylor, Biological Science

Nailah Turner, Psychology


Selection Criteria

The scholarship recipient will be recognized based upon her/his commitment to improving the lives of at-risk urban youth through academic studies and community service activities. Candidates should:

  • Be a full-time, degree-seeking student at UMBC.
  • Be a currently enrolled freshman – in 2019-20, he/she would be a sophomore.
  • Demonstrate a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

 

2019-20 Application Process:

Candidates must submit:

  1. A resume
  2. An unofficial transcript
  3. A 500-word essay explaining actions that she/he has participated in that have contributed to improving the lives of Baltimore City youth.
  4. Include availability for a potential interview on either Wednesday, March 6th (12-2pm) or Thursday, March 7th (9am-12pm).

Timelines

  • Deadline to submit applications is Thursday, February 28th at 5 pm.  Applications can either be emailed or dropped off in person to The Shriver Center, 1st floor, Public Policy Building, Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm. Please make sure all 4 components are included.  
  • The selection committee will then immediately review applications. Depending on the number of applicants, the committee will select a few to move forward to interviews on either Wednesday, March 6th (12-2pm) or Thursday, March 7th (9am-12pm). This will be a quick turnaround.  
  • From those interviews, a few candidates will be identified for a final round of interviews, tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, March 13th (TBD).
  • Final decisions will be announced by Friday, March 15th (but is subject to change depending on inclement weather and/or schedules).

Questions?  Contact Lori Hardesty at lhardesty@umbc.edu.