This section highlights scholarships, internship opportunities, and groups on campus.
IMMIGRANT & UNDOCUMENTED STUDENT LIFE
This office is dedicated to serve as a community home for students that may identify with the following experiences:
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) recipients
Temporary Protective Status (TPS) recipients
Special Immigrant Juveniles (SIJ) recipients
Students with mixed immigrant status family members such as parent(s), sibling(s), or extended family members.
Students who have had family members deported
Formally undocumented students
Permanent Residents students
Students raised outside of the United States who transition to the U.S. after
Tutoring in OMSE is a free, walk-in tutorial program that covers most key courses in Writing, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, and Economics, among other courses. Individual and small group tutoring consisting of 2-4 students per group is available each semester in most undergraduate courses.
Math Success Program
The Math Success Program (MSP) offers FREE drop-in math coaching and collaborative study groups for students enrolled in most undergraduate math and math-related courses. The undergraduate coaches and collaborative study group leaders specialize in Algebra, Pre-Calculus and Calculus I-III though often they can assist in most math or statistics-based courses.
UMD Campus Pantry
The UMD Campus Pantry is open to help students, faculty, and staff experiencing food insecurity. You must swipe your University ID before entering and check out before leaving. Bring your own reusable bag
Accessibility & Disability Service
(ADS) provides accommodations to qualified individuals to ensure equal access to services, programs, and activities.
Alternate Text Unit
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
ADAPTIVE TECHNOLOGY LAB
The Adaptive Technology Lab (ATLab) is a low-distraction environment equipped with hardware and software to facilitate access to information for individuals with disabilities. The lab offers advice and training on the use of adaptive technologies and works closely with other campus units to address their adaptive technology needs.
HEARING AND SPEECH CLINIC
The Hearing and Speech Clinic at the University of Maryland provides speech, language, and hearing services for individuals of all ages with a wide variety of disorders and conditions.
Paratransit a curb-to-curb, on-demand and subscription service. In order to use paratransit, students, faculty and staff with disabilities must register with the University Health Center (UHC) or Accessibility and Disability Services (ADS). Those with temporary injuries should register with the UHC, while those with a permanent disability should register with ADS.
Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering
The Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering is committed to the recruitment, retention, development, and graduation of underrepresented minority pre-college, undergraduate, and graduate students in engineering. CMSE programs are available to all students.
LGBTQ+ Equity Center
The LGBTQ+ Equity Center provides the campus with leadership and expertise in building a fully equitable community; strengthens and supports people of diverse sexes, gender identities or expressions, and sexual orientations; and develops visible and vibrant LGBTQ+ campus communities.
Political Latinxs United for Movement and Action in Society (PLUMAS) is a political/social justice organization at the University of Maryland, College Park focused on discussing and advocating for substantive issues affecting the Latinx community.
Charles R. Drew Pre-Medical/Health Society
The Charles R. Drew Pre-Medical/Health Society” at the University of Maryland, College Park exists to provide students with information that will allow them to confidently and competitively approach the medical and allied-health fields. We believe that it is important to support, guide, and provide resources for underrepresented ethnic groups whose passions lie in the science and health fields.
La Familia Peer Mentoring Program in order support the the college transition and retention of first-year Latino students at the University of Maryland. First-year mentees are paired with highly-qualified sophomore, junior and senior peer mentors who help to facilitate academic and personal growth opportunities in the form of workshops, socials, and community service events.
Office of Multicultural Involvement & Community Advocacy (MICA)
MICA provides advising, resources and support to student organizations that serve the Asian American Pacific Islander, Black, Latino/a/x, Native American Indian, Bi/Multiracial & Ethnic, Interfaith & Spiritual Diversity, LGBTQ+, and Middle Eastern Communities.
Educational Opportunity Center (EOC)
EOC provides information and assistance to low-income, first-generation college-bound citizens in Prince George's county age 19 and older to gain admission and obtain financial aid for post-secondary education enrollment. This is an addition to the services provided by AAP.
RONALD E. MCNAIR
The University of Maryland Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program is designed to prepare students who are primarily from low-income, first generation and traditionally underrepresented groups to pursue doctoral studies.
Students who will have at least 60 credit hours by the end of the spring semester (rising juniors and seniors), and who wish to pursue doctoral studies, enhance research and writing skills, participate in faculty-led research projects and meet overall program requirements are eligible to apply.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AND SCHOLAR SERVICES
They assist international students with transitioning to the U.S., advising on immigration requirements, and making the most of their academic experience at UMD. ISSS also assists the campus community involved with international educational exchange in the process of bringing international visitors to campus, or in sending Maryland faculty and students abroad.
Academic Achievement Programs
AAP's on-campus programs provide: academic support, academic coaching and advising, skill enhancement, tutoring and counseling. AAP is composed of 7 different programs, these include the Summer Transitional Program (STP), Student Support Services / Intensive Educational Development (SSS/IED), Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program, the Educational Opportunity Center (EOC), and the Educational Talent Search Programs (ETS) North and Central.
Scholarship resource page for Latinx/Hispanic students and first-gen students
Look through the resource guides from Education Loan Finance. Please note the due dates.
Entre Nosotrxs Latinx Support Group
Fridays 10:30-11:30 A.M
This group is meant to be a safe space for latina/o/x students to share their stories, struggles, and successes as they work to accomplish their academic goals at UMD. Students may discuss experiences related to their identity, cultural values, academics/career, family, and relationships among other topics. Meeting with Dr.Maria Luz Berbery required for participation. Contact:email@example.com
El Café Del Futuro Scholarship
The El Café Bustelo Scholarship aims to invest in the Latino community by awarding those who seek better futures for themselves, their families and their communities. They’re looking for motivated college students with a passion for community involvement and furthering their education. Since the scholarship began in 2014, $550,000 in college funds have been awarded to 110 Latino students nationwide through the partnership.
The Maryland Tuition Waiver for Foster Care Recipients is available to students under 25 who have aged out of Maryland’s foster care system. Applicants must be enrolled full time at a 2 year or 4 year state college or university. Eligible students are exempt from paying tuition and mandatory fees less any grants or scholarships already received.
Maryland State Financial Aid Application (MSFAA) (Undocumented Students)
Qualified children of undocumented immigrants who are eligible for in-state tuition under §15–106.8.of the MD Education Article also are now eligible to apply for various State financial aid grants and scholarships.
Who should complete the Maryland State Financial Aid Application (MSFAA)?
The Maryland State Financial Aid Application (MSFAA) is available to applicants who are ineligible to receive federal aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
You are eligible to complete the MSFAA if you are:
Meeting the non-resident exemption as described under 15-106.8 of the MD Education Article
This is available beginning November 1st
General COE Scholarship
COE scholarships are awarded based on merit, scholarship application materials, and a variety of other factors in an effort to offer students support in pursuing their degrees and professional futures by removing as many barriers to those goals as possible. Please review the following sections to determine for which scholarships you are eligible to apply and appropriate deadlines.
College of Education Scholarship Application Deadline for Academic Year 2023-2024 is 11:59pm EST on September 1, 2023
The University of Maryland, College Park announced that it will cover all tuition and fees for low-income, in-state undergraduates, beginning January 1, 2023.
The program will ensure that tuition and fees are fully covered for Pell-eligible, in-state students, who are enrolled full time and have unmet financial need.
Students needed to work Maryland Football
We work with ESPN/ABC & SKYCAM to staff their live broadcasts of College football games. This week ESPN/Skycam is broadcasting your school's team - CFB 09/09/23 UNC Charlotte vs Maryland
Position: Skycam utility
Description: On the first day you will be helping unload the production truck and assist in setting up the skycam. An employee from Skycam will be there to help. On the day of the game, you will be up near the nosebleed seats watching the skycam that flies up and down the field on 4 wires. If it gets caught or tangled on the wire you radio the engineer in charge and they will fix it. After the game, you will have to help strike (clean up)
Work Date - Call Time: 9/7/23 & 9/9/2023
Rate: $25 per hour
Experience: No experience necessary
If interested and available - Please contact Tim Palmore 949-278-5967 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and contact number.
Interested in health journalism? Need a part-time job? Want to boost your resume with social media experience?
ART-TIME JOB - 4-6 hours/week - $15/hour - UMD PUBLIC HEALTH DEPT. Communications - social media/ video/ photos, emails, etc.
The Communications Assistant will help manage the UMD Horowitz Center for Health Literacy website and social media accounts. The assistant will draft and update the website and social media content, add images, and manage links under faculty direction. The assistant will help with the Center's digital newsletter and blast emails. If the student has photography or video skills, they may also use these skills at Center events and activities. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Q3ymG_vaVbvpqSI1RtGnc_WuTexjf6Ef7cGvpherP-c/edit?usp=sharing
General UMD Scholarships
To find general UMD Scholarships go to the UMD Financial Aid website and type in scholarship search which can also be found here: https://financialaid.umd.edu/resources-policies/scholarship-search
You will then click search for UMD scholarships and log in with your UID. You will then be able to see all of the scholarships.
Annuity.org - a free web resource dedicated to providing information and tools to encourage financial health.
Please check out these webpages if you are interested in learning more about finance, loans, financial aid, credit cards etc.