Winter Break Closings

The USM Foundation offices will be closed from December 24th through January 2nd for winter break. For any issues or questions during the break you can submit a Help Desk ticket at or send an e-mail to Also, Bill Wojcik will be in the office from December 26th through December 30th and can be reached at 301-445-1922. We wish you a happy and healthy holiday season and a prosperous new year!

USG Alumna and Recipient of Kendall Scholarship, Nichole Land Knows Importance of Giving Back

Nichole Land is a 2014 graduate of Shady Grove and a Kendall scholar. She has worked in the education and non-profit sectors and loves giving back to the community. She took a chance on the life she wanted by applying to the Kendall scholarship program. Read her story here.


UMB's Mark Graber Named University System of Maryland Regents Professor

Carey School of Law Professor, Mark Graber is the first UMB faculty member to hold a Regents Professor title. Graber is one of seven Regents Professors in USM history.


President of UMBC, Freeman Hrabowski Named 2016 EBONY POWER 100 Honoree

Hrabowski was named to the 2016 EBONY POWER 100 list alongside the Obama family, Beyonce, and Neil deGrasse Tyson, to name a few. EBONY honors the world's most inspiring African-Americans who lead, inspire, and demonstrate through their individual talents. The EBONY POWER 100 event will take place in LA in December to celebrate the honorees. Congratulations, Freeman!


Three-time Graduate of UMBC Recalls Meyerhoff Scholarship Program's Impact

Oliver Meyers, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Clemson University, holds three degrees from UMBC and is a member of the first class of Meyerhoff Scholarship Program graduates known as the M1 cohort. Read his story here.


UMES Receives $1M Gift from Henson Foundation

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore has received a $1M gift from the Richard A. Henson Foundation that will support the UMES Henson Honors Program with scholarships and initiatives for students.

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UMD Biological Sciences Senior Aaron Solomon Named Marshall Scholar

The highly prestigious Marshall Scholarship will allow Solomon to pursue graduate study at any university in the United Kingdom.

New Joint Volunteer Center to Serve Allegany-Garrett Needs

CUMBERLAND, Md. – Allegany College of Maryland, Frostburg State University and Garrett College are joining forces to launch a volunteer center that will serve and support community needs in Allegany and…

Frostburg State University Community Collects 100 Thanksgiving Food Baskets

Frostburg State University students, standing, from left, Mouna Mawolo and Brandi Hawkins, and AmeriCorps volunteer Erin Lewis, seated, hold a small fraction of the 100 baskets of food collected by FSU…

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Statement from the Ad Hoc Committee for Socially Responsbile Investing

The University System of Maryland Foundation released a statement on socially responsible investing.

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