The Office of Undergraduate Studies serves students from the beginning of their academic experience at Maryland until long after they graduate. Individual Studies, Hillman Entrepreneurs, Letters and Sciences, and Academic Achievement Programs turn curiosity into enthusiastic discovery. Our living-and-learning programs, including the Honors College and College Park Scholars, transform the college experience through bold, unique curricula in supportive, focused communities. Federal Fellows, Global Fellows in Washington, DC, and ROTC build on the rich traditions and opportunities of the region to inspire leadership, commitment and public service. We are passionate educators who empower students to cultivate Fearless Ideas.
Scholarships & Student Awards
The Office of Undergraduate Studies will provide scholarships and student awards through the campaign, including:
Air Force, Army and Naval ROTC
Providing scholarships for Air Force, Army and Naval ROTC students to help retain talented leaders committed to a lifetime of service.
New stipends for students in the Individual Studies Program, the Honors College and College Park Scholars, will allow them to undertake invaluable experiential learning opportunities such as study abroad, internships and high-impact research.
Incentive Awards Program
Additional support will be provided for the Incentive Awards Program to offer selected students from the Knowledge is Power Program charter schools and Prince George’s County and Baltimore City high schools tuition, fees, and room and board for all four years at Maryland.
Faculty Support – Fellowships and Teaching Awards
Fellowships allow the University of Maryland to reward the very best faculty to guide the future of our institution. These Fellowships confer visibility and prestige on the selected faculty and programs within the Office of Undergraduate Studies. The Office of Undergraduate Studies will raise faculty support by growing the funds for these initiatives, including the Calvin J. Li Endowed Fellowship in Asian American Studies.
Programs and Initiatives
The Office of Undergraduate Studies will raise needed funds for several programs and initiatives, including:
Federal and Global Fellows
Add new concentrations to the Federal Fellows and the Global Fellows in Washington, DC on current topics, start a summer internship program and develop an internship center dedicated to public service, which capitalize on the rich traditions and opportunities in the region.
Academic Achievement Programs
Enhance the Academic Achievement Programs that provide pathways to success in higher education for students from low-income and underrepresented groups and those who are the first in their families to attend college.