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JLT Featured in Baltimore Sun

Justice and Legal Thought students in Washington, D.C.
The Baltimore Sun featured the Scholars Justice and Legal Thought program in its special Education section quoting program director Dr. Robert Koulish and a student Omari-Christopher Lemmie, on April 12.



Public Leadership Course Aims for Social Change in Prince George’s County

Public Leadership students and alumni discuss fundraising strategies in colloquium this semester.
Students in the College Park Scholars Public Leadership second semester freshman colloquium is tackling the problems of human trafficking and domestic violence in Prince George’s County through monetary grants, policy proposals, and fundraising.


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SGC Alum Earns Fulbright Grant to Study in Israel

Brandon Ng, a University of Maryland senior chemistry major and College Park Scholars Global Change alumnus, was awarded the 2015-2016 Fulbright U.S. Student Grant to study in Israel.



New Cultural Experiences For Scholars on UAE Spring Break Trip

Business, Society and the Economy Scholars students who went on the trip were able to spend a night in the desert along with visiting various businesses and cultural centers in both Abu Dhabi and Dhubai.
Scholars students, including some Scholars co-curricular scholarship winners, joined Business, Society, and the Economy program director Mark Wellman on a trip to the United Arab Emirates for a cultural experience and business immersion during spring break.



Scholars Cup Breaks Fundraising Records Weeks Early

Life Sciences students at Terp Thon on March 8.
College Park Scholars students have raised a record-breaking $6,921.51 for twelve children’s charities during the second annual Scholars Cup, already defeating last year’s $3,900 total weeks before the conclusion of the Scholars Cup.


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Three Scholars Make List of “12 Terps Who Inspire”

The University of Maryland included three College Park Scholars in its “12 Terps Who Inspire”, a list of 12 current students who demonstrate exceptional passion and drive. They have all inspired others to be fearless through their own personal stories, interests, and involvements.


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Unilever Sustainability Manager Teaches Corporate Responsibility

Jessica Sobel, sustainability manager at Unilever, discusses corporate responsibility with Scholars on March 2.
Jessica Sobel, the North America Sustainable Living Manager of Unilever, visited campus on March 2 to discuss corporate responsibility with students in the College Park Scholars Environment, Technology and Economy, and Business, Society and the Economy programs. 



Alumni Effort Grows After 20th Anniversary Celebration

Former Scholars Alumni Network President Ryan Swann (right front) and Vice President Angela Wang (left front) with their guests at the 20th Anniversary Celebration in November. The 20th Anniversary Celebration helped grow Scholars alumni participation.
Since the Scholars 20th Anniversary Celebration in November, Nikkee Porcaro has stepped up to be the new president of the Scholars Alumni Network Board of Governors with three major goals for 2015.


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New Scholarship Supports Scholars’ Endeavors

Founder Ira Berlin and wife Martha announce their $40,000 gift to College Park Scholars during the 20th Anniversary Celebration.
The Martha and Ira Berlin Legacy Fund Scholarship is a new scholarship awarded to current and former Scholars students who have an exceptional academic record and are interested in expanding their experiences through innovative research, service, internships, or study abroad.


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International Studies Students Join Model UN in Boston

IS students attend the Model UN Conference in Boston, Massachusetts on February 12.
After a semester of preparation, students in the College Park Scholars International Studies program traveled to Boston to participate in the National Harvard Model United Nations Conference on February 12.


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New Practicum Aims to Make Frederick More Sustainable

Students interviewed restaurant managers and toured restaurant facilities during their visit to the city of Frederick.
The Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability (PALS) program and College Park Scholars have created a new practicum that allows for student driven innovation to help make the city of Frederick more sustainable.


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