Program Components

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

  1. Academic Excellence
  2. Professional Development
  3. Leadership Development
  4. Community Engagement

Maryland Promise Scholars participate in annual events, monthly community meetings, workshops, specialized leadership programming in partnership with the Maryland LEAD program, community service, supplemental advising sessions. In addition, Scholars will build their network by engaging regularly with both University and program leaders, as well as representatives from the Clark Foundation.

Focus Areas

Specialized Summer and Winter Programming

  • Summer Catalyst: Prior to the start of their first semester Maryland Promise Scholars participate in a summer enrichment experience that introduces them to the Maryland Promise Scholarship Program, builds community, and helps them successfully transition to the University.
  • Winter Conclave: Each winter all Maryland Promise Scholars participate in a leadership retreat that introduces them to the values of leadership, as a group and personally.

Programming at a Glance

  • Events: Summer Catalyst, Fall Welcome, Meet & Greet with UMD President, Clark Day, Community Service Day, Scholarship Dinner
  • Meetings: Monthly Community Meetings, Supplemental Advising
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