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Our Promise

The Maryland Promise Scholarship Program provides supportive educational and financial opportunities to undergraduate students from the state of Maryland and Washington, D.C. exhibiting strong academic and leadership potential.

Meet Our Scholars


Portrait of Darryll J. Pines, president of the University of Maryland

"The Maryland Promise Scholarship Program is an investment in our region's talented, hardworking students. Scholars in the program will receive support to develop academically, professionally and personally—and to ultimately become the next generation of leaders."

Darryll J. Pines
President, University of Maryland


The next generation of leaders

The Maryland Promise Scholarship Program emphasizes four important components
to help cultivate the next generation of leaders and community change agents:

Academic Excellence  /  Professional Development
Leadership Development  /  Community Engagement

 

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Maryland Promise Class of 2023 scholars group portrait
The inaugural class of the Maryland Promise Scholarship Program with the Clark Foundation
Front row left to right: Winter Hawk, Rachel (Tessa) Choi, Amoni Hawkins, Amanda Hernández, Daryl Perry, Anna Phung, Vivian Le and Julian Guerra
Back row left to right: Dean Bill Cohen, Danielle Hamberger (Clark Foundation), Michelle Udeli, Joe Del Guercio (Clark Foundation), Courtney Clark Pastrick (Clark Foundation), Natalie Grandison (Clark Foundation), Andrew Knutson (Clark Foundation), Diana Lanahan (Clark Foundation) and Sarah Elbert (Clark Foundation).
57
Total Maryland Promise Scholarship Program Scholars
$219.5M
Transformative investment will propel UMD to the forefront of education and research worldwide
12
Colleges and Schools represented

Portrait of A. James Clark

“My father always said that education changes lives, and his education changed his life.” 

Courtney Clark Pastrick, daughter of A. James Clark and Board Chair, A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation

Read more about A. James Clark


Donor Impact Stories

String quartet plays outside as artwork is projected onto building's walls

Family’s $2.5M Gifts to Provide Resources for Art and Education, New Outdoor Exhibition Space

Clarvits’ Gifts Will Fund Innovation in the Arts, Support College of Education Students
View Article Family’s $2.5M Gifts to Provide Resources for Art and Education, New Outdoor Exhibition Space
Doug Peters sworn in UMD Board of Regents

Incoming Regent Makes Gift to Support Maryland Promise Scholarships

Former State Senator, Alum Doug Peters Gets Sworn in to Board Position on Campus
View Article Incoming Regent Makes Gift to Support Maryland Promise Scholarships
Collage of IAP scholars

Incentive Awards Program Celebrates Milestone in Helping Underserved Students Thrive

Program Graduates Nearly 200 Students in Two Decades
View Article Incentive Awards Program Celebrates Milestone in Helping Underserved Students Thrive
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