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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 Geisler (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 2020-21, two-three UMBC students 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 $3,000 for the 2020-21 academic year, $1,500 each semester.

RECENT RECIPIENTS 

2019-20:

Malaysia McGinnis, Chemistry Education, B.A.

Sydnie Taylor, Biological Science

Maia Parker, English, with Elementary Education Certificate

 

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

 

2016-17:

Natalie DeNigris, Physics & Psychology

Isabel Geisler, Global Studies and Geographic Information Systems Certificate

Hanna Dasoo, Global Studies


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 or sophomore – in 2020-21, he/she would be a sophomore or junior
  • Demonstrate a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA

 

The 2020-21 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.

 

Timelines

  • Deadline to submit applications is Monday, April 13th, by 5pm.  Shriver Center staff is now working remotely.  Completed applications should ONLY be emailed to Lori Hardesty, Associate Director, Applied Learning & Community Engagement, lhardesty@umbc.edu.
  • The selection committee will review applications.  Depending on the number of applicants, the committee will select a few to move on to video interviews later this semester, TBD.

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