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 fieldsLearn About Our Programs
This program sends me forward equipped with knowledge, skills, a network and the courage I need to continue my growth.
April 21, 2021
The Science, Discovery and the Universe (SDU) Scholars program will host a virtual open house for our invited students on Thursday, April 21, 2021, at 6 p.m. EDT.View Event Details for Science, Discovery and the Universe | Program Open House
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.
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.
More than 20 years ago, a University of Maryland sophomore created a Scholars-wide charity softball tournament for his Scholars practicum project.