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Samuel I. Rosenberg Fund Award & The Samson, Rosetta A., and Sadie Feldman Award

Easy Apply! Deadline – Thursday, February 28th!

The deadline for application submission is Thursday, February 28, 2019 by 5:00pm.  No applications will be received after the deadline.  Only complete applications and responses 250 words or more will be accepted.


In an essay of 250 words minimum (but no more than two pages), please answer the questions noted 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.  Submit a separate essay if applying to more than one award:


The Samson, Rosetta A., and Sadie Feldman Award       $900

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       $900

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 your resume, unofficial transcript and essay by 5:00 pm on Thursday, February 28th to The Shriver Center on the main level of the Public Policy Building, or email the complete application to: Shirley Carrington at  Questions?  Please contact the Shriver Center at (410) 455-2493.




Past Samson, Rosetta A., and Sadie Feldman Awardees:

  • 2018 – Kara J. Seidel
  • 2017 – Asma Qaiyumi, College JUMP
  • 2016 – Cheyenne Smith, College Gardens Youth Program
  • 2015 – Sayre Posey, College Gardens Youth Program
  • 2014 – ThuyVy Duong, SUCCESS

Past Samuel I. Rosenberg Fund Awardees:

  • 2018 – Genevieve L. DeRose
  • 2017 – Kyle G. McKee, SUCCESS
  • 2016 – Judith Han, BARCS
  • 2015 – Chad Byrd, SUCCESS
  • 2014 – Shellina Campos, BARCS