This class of awards was initiated with the second citation class of College Park Scholars. Support for these awards is greatly appreciated.
Most professions, associations and industries establish awards to honor those who exemplify their institutions’ ideals. Scholars is no exception. In 1997, the Ira Berlin Writing Award was established in the name of College Park Scholars’ founding Dean, Distinguished Professor Ira Berlin, to honor excellence in writing within the Scholars curriculum. Building on this foundation, the College Park Scholars Founders Circle
was formed in 2005 as a way to recognize excellence for an expanding class of ideals and values within Scholars, while honoring a group of dedicated faculty and administrators who have established and support these awards.>>More
An alumna of the Public Leadership College Park Scholars program, Meghan Elizabeth Price embodied the qualities of leadership, dedication, and community involvement. Meghan’s life was cut short by a tragic accident. At the time, she was a senior at the University of Maryland majoring in government and politics and enrolled in its departmental honors program; Meghan was pursuing a concentration in Leadership Studies. On campus, Meghan was president of the Student Government Association (SGA), one of the largest student governments in the nation. As President, Meghan served as the voice for 24,000 undergraduate students, advocating for positive change on their behalf. Established in 1999 by the family and friends of Meghan Price, The Meghan Price Scholarship Award for Leadership and Public Service honors her legacy and promise, and provides a permanent tribute to Meghan’s life, leadership, and accomplishment.
Begun in 2002, College Park Scholars alumni have, from time to time, honors alumni who exemplify the term "lifelong scholar", by their contributions to the Scholars community in the years following their graduation.
Begun in 2007, the College Park Scholars Co-Curricular Scholarship provides modest support to College Park Scholars for whom financial support could enhance their co-curricular efforts, such as internships, study abroad, research and entrepreneurial efforts. Support for these awards is greatly appreciated.
College Park Scholars has for many years sponsored student and faculty participation in the Wakonse Conference on College Teaching. This annual retreat serves as a meaningful exchange of educational philosophies and teaching practices, and it introduces faculty and students to each others' perspectives in ways that inspire both commitment and renewal.