Catalyst Magazine

Student Scholarship

We are dedicated to attracting and educating the best and brightest scholars while making a University of Maryland, Baltimore education affordable, regardless of a student’s race, ethnicity, or income. Scholarships help diversify our student body, expose students to a broader array of career pathways, provide opportunities that promote leadership and advocacy, and create interprofessional experiences that offer our students a unique understanding of the problems faced in accessing health care, social services, and legal assistance.

“The Peace Corps Fellowship and the Sandra Hess Scholarship, as well as my UMB experience, opened the door for me to help promote the well-being of Baltimore’s residents in disinvested communities, by connecting them to much-needed resources. Thank you.” – Maria Mora School of Social Work, MSW Class of 2023 Peace Corps Fellow and Sandra Hess Scholar

The Hayman Endowed Fund: Supporting Eastern Shore Scholarship

Lawrence Hayman, chairman of H&M Bay, Inc., a logistics and storage company based on the Eastern Shore, and lifelong friend of UMB President Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, FACS, pledged $18 million to UMB. Part of this generous gift will go toward improving health care on the Eastern Shore of Maryland through scholarships and providing support to Eastern Shore public school students admitted to UMB.

Wagner Family Scholarships in Pharmapreneurship

Daniel E. Wagner, JD ’62, is a powerful advocate for student success through his support of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy’s Pharmapreneurship initiative. Wagner established a collection of annual endowed scholarships in honor of his family’s legacy at the school, which includes an impressive nine graduates. Each year, these scholarships support nine students who have a demonstrated investment in Pharmapreneurship, helping them continue developing the knowledge and skills that will enable them to pursue innovative research and business ventures.

The Chacón Scholarship for Immigration Law

A $5 million gift from biotech entrepreneurs Marco and Debbie Chacón is improving the lives of immigrants and their families while providing invaluable training for future lawyers. In addition to establishing the Chacón Center for Immigrant Justice at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, the Chacóns’ gift created the Chacón Scholarship for students interested in immigration law.

Longtime Friendship and Insightful Referral Create Dentistry Endowment

The University of Maryland School of Dentistry’s (UMSOD) Dr. Sylvan Feldman Periodontal Scholarship Endowment was created to support postgraduate students in periodontics. Established by Leonard “Boogie” Weinglass, the endowment honors the excellent care and work of his friend and clinician, Sylvan “Van” Feldman, DDS ’65, MLA, a member of the UMSOD Board of Visitors and a clinical associate professor of periodontics on the Dean’s Faculty. Their friendship spans more than six decades and was part of the inspiration for the 1982 film “Diner.”

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Lynne Henry, Laura Kozak, Larry Kushner, Jennifer Litchman, Thomas Sullivan, Kate Ostrowski


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