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SPRING 2020 SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENGAGED STUDENTS

Easy Apply! Deadline - Monday, February 17th!

January 3, 2020 1:04 PM
AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SHRIVER CENTER:

The deadline for application submission is Monday, February 17, 2020 by 5:00pm.  NO applications will be received after the deadline.  Only COMPLETE applications and essay responses 400 words or more in required format will be accepted.

*THE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD WILL BE APPLIED TOWARD SPRING 2020 TUITION* 

In an essay of 400 words minimum, double-spaced--please answer the questions for the award you are interested in. Be sure to provide your Name/UMBC ID/Major/Class Standing on the first page of your essay (upper right-hand corner).  Submit a separate essay if applying for more than one award:  

The Samson, Rosetta A., and Saddie Feldman Award   $700

Established in January 1996 by Sadie B. Feldman in memory of her family, this award is given to a UMBC student (junior or senior) who has demonstrated, through community service and academic activities, an understanding of the responsibilities of citizenship.

Discuss why your service organization is important to the population it serves. Thinking back on your service-learning and community engagement experience, did the organization address a symptom or a root cause of an issue impacting the population served? Explain.  

How has your experience(s) influenced the way you see yourself, your career, and personal goals?

How has your service-learning experience(s) impacted your continued involvement at UMBC and engagement in the broader community?  


Samuel I. Rosenberg Fund Award   $1,000

Established in April 1995 by Samuel I. Rosenberg, this award is given to a UMBC student (any year) who has completed a public service-focused internship, with either a nonprofit or government organization, directly addressing a social challenge.

Reflecting on your public service-focused experience(s), did you take risks or play it safe? Were you challenged? Explain.

Discuss an issue your placement organization addressed.  What do you think is a possible solution for the issue?

How has your public service-focused experience impacted your involvement at UMBC and engagement in the broader community?


TO APPLY:  Submit a copy of your resume, unofficial transcript and required formatted essay no later than 5:00 pm on Monday, February 17, 2020 to The Shriver Center which is located on the main level of the Public Policy Building, or email the complete application to: Eloise Grose at eglrose1@umbc.edu.

Again, only COMPLETE applications will be accepted until February 17th!