The Clark Challenge for the Maryland Promise will enable the state’s flagship university to raise $100 million in need-based scholarship funds, which will be available to UMD students in perpetuity. This bold initiative supports the university’s vital focus on enhancing access, affordability and student success. In partnership with other donors, the Maryland Promise Program will ensure that talented students from Maryland and the District of Columbia have access to the lifelong benefits of a college education and graduate with as little debt as possible.
Maryland Promise Scholarship Program updates
A nearly $7 million gift from a Boston couple will significantly increase the size and long-term impact of a University of Maryland program that supports promising students from selected areas of the state.
Robert Frazee and his wife, Linda Frazee are giving back to help incoming Terps enjoy the same kind of experience through the J. Robert and Linda Frazee Maryland Promise Scholarship.
Jeffrey ’75 and Michelle Rivest gave $50,000 to endow the new Jeffrey and Michelle Rivest-Dean’s Council Maryland Promise Scholarship. It will provide both financial and programmatic support to local undergraduates in financial need, with priority going to those seeking a degree in public health.
Jon C. Graff's ’66 passion is giving to worthy causes nationwide, including three new gifts totaling $475,000 at UMD. He says it’s “payback” for the university preparing him, albeit indirectly, for success.