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Welcome to Scholars

A nationally acclaimed living–learning program

The attention of a small college, the opportunities of a cutting-edge research university.

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Programs that enhance your studies

Each of College Park Scholars' 12 programs covers a thematic area that allows students to connect their major and other interests and learn across fields

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This program sends me forward equipped with knowledge, skills, a network and the courage I need to continue my growth.

Ruth Murdoch '23
Ruth Murdoch '23 Environment, Technology and Economy

78,368
Hours of service to the community over 25 Service Days
8,000+
Internships, research projects and service-learning initiatives completed for sophomore capstone
83
Approximate number of majors in each Scholars cohort

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  • A Day in the Life of a Commuter Student

    Marlen Cruz has taken on many roles in her scant 20-some years. First-generation American. First-generation college student. And: a commuter student. “My parents live five minutes away from campus. They were like, ‘There’s no way you’re living on campus,’” she relays, laughing.

  • ‘All-in’ Public Leadership Alum Offers Lessons for Other Scholars

    Katie Bemb hadn’t intended on becoming a Terp. As a high school senior, she applied to the University of Maryland (UMD) regular decision but was strongly considering another university in the Washington, DC, metro area. That inclination began to change after her best friend—who had applied early action to UMD—got accepted into College Park Scholars. Students who apply early action are automatically considered for the living–learning program.

  • From Softball to Swab Kits: SDU Supports Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for 5th Year

    More than 20 years ago, a University of Maryland sophomore created a Scholars-wide charity softball tournament for his Scholars practicum project.

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