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Scholars Awards the Citation Class of 2015

Tri-Star Award winner, Errin Saunders, with Life Sciences Director Reid Compton and Assistant Director Jess Wilke during the College Park Scholars Citation Awards Ceremony on October 2.
Members of the Scholars community gathered in Oakland Hall to celebrate the College Park Scholars Citation Class of 2015 award winners on October 2.



Scholars Help Launch Sustainable Tailgating Effort On Campus

Classmates Matthew Reilly and Teresa Kent launched the project for Sustainable Tailgating after receiving a $2,130 grant from university’s Office of Sustainability. Sustainable Tailgating is a program designed to help reduce the amount of recyclables thrown into the landfill stream.


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Scholars Partners with Maryland LEAD to Create the Terrapin Leadership Institute

Maryland LEAD, a campus organization that empowers students to fulfill their capacity as leaders is bringing their Terrapin Leadership Institute (TLI) program to College Park Scholars. TLI’s mission is to help students create positive social change in the community and beyond with a free five week leadership workshop series.



Scholars Trash Talks Begin September 30

Majora Carter, founder of Sustainable South Bronx, will share how a cleaner, greener infrastructure can help move Americans out of poverty on September 30 at 5:00 p.m. in the Colony Ballroom.
College Park Scholars will kick off “Trash Talks”, a speaker and film series associated with its annual theme, Trash: The Problem of Waste in Our Lives and World, on September 30.  Scholars will host Majora Carter, a MacArthur and Peabody Award-winning urban revitalization strategist who will address how a cleaner, greener infrastructure can help move people out of poverty.


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Scholars Launches “Trash” Theme for New Year

College Park Scholars will implement an annual theme this school year focusing on the issue of waste.

Trash: the problem of waste in our lives and world will offer a universal subject to compliment the academic theme of each Scholars program and provide a common area of inquiry for the community.


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Scholars to Host 20th Annual Service Day on August 28

Media, Self and Society students volunteer at So Others Might Eat in Washington, D.C. in 2014.
More than 900 freshmen in College Park Scholars will begin their college experience by completing a day of community service on Friday, August 28 as Scholars celebrates 20 years of its annual Service Day tradition.


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My Freshman Year in Scholars

A note from Executive Director Marilee Lindemann
I’ve been on campus since 1992, but 2014-15 has been my freshman year in College Park Scholars. Like most freshman years, my first year as executive director of Scholars has been a whirlwind of new experiences, challenges, and relationships.



No Stupid Questions: What You Didn’t Know About Program Director Thomas Holtz

Dr. Thomas R. Holtz is the director of College Park Scholars Science and Global Change and is the longest serving faculty director of any Scholars program. He has a deep love for dinosaurs, his favorite being the Tyrannosaurus Rex, and a sparkling enthusiasm for sharing this love with others.


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Scholars Award $7K to PG County Nonprofits

Scholars from the domestic violence fundraising group presented $3,884.32 to Asjoure Brown from House of Ruth at the final Public Leadership colloquium ceremony.
Freshman Public Leadership Scholars presented $7,132.57 to two organizations focused on domestic violence and human trafficking in Prince George’s County on May 6 with members of the county government in attendance.


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Scholars Take on Big Questions in Discovery Research

Before any research actually begins in the College Park Scholars Discovery Research course, students must answer one important question: what is research?


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ArtsFest Showcases Creativity During Maryland Day

The College of Arts and Humanities Dean Bonnie Thornton joins Arts Scholar Students at Arts Fest.
Arts Scholars displayed their spring semester work at their annual ArtsFest show during Maryland day on April 25. 


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