Friday, September 22, 2017

Truman Scholarships for Public Service/Leadership - Information Sessions 9/25-28

--Are you a Junior, Sophomore, or Freshman who is passionate about public service and making a difference on issues you care about? 

--Do you have strong public service accomplishments, a good academic record, and excellent evidence of leadership ability?

--Are you planning graduate study to help you prepare for a career working for the public good and shaping public policy?

Learn about the Truman Scholarship ( which honors President Harry S. Truman by recognizing JUNIORS with outstanding potential for making contributions to the public good and to public policy. The Truman Scholarship provides $30,000 toward relevant graduate studies, plus exceptional internship opportunities and other important benefits. 

WHO CAN APPLY: US Citizens or nationals (by March 2018) - Juniors, 3rd year Seniors - GPA of 3.4 or higher recommended - All Majors. ­ All candidates for Truman Scholarships must be nominated by their university.
To learn more about the Truman Scholarship and Maryland's nomination process please attend one of these upcoming information sessions - Juniors, sophomores, freshmen are all welcome to attend:

Monday, September 25 from 12 noon to 12:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – rsvp to
Monday, September 25 from 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – rsvp to
Tuesday, September 26 from 12 noon to 12:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – rsvp to
Tuesday, September 26 from 4:30 to 5:00 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – rsvp to
Wednesday, September 27 from 4:30 to 5:00 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – rsvp to
Thursday, September 28 from 4:30 to 5:00 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – rsvp to

If you are interested but cannot attend on these days/times, contact Francis DuVinage at to schedule an appointment.

Prof. Margaret Pearson, Dept. of Government and Politics, is Maryland's faculty advisor for the Truman Scholarship.

Work for Change Internship Program - apply by 10/3

Work for Change is an internship program that will take place in Spring 2018. UMD students work with TerpService Staff to secure an internship at a local nonprofit and participate in a 3-credit class. Students accepted into the program receive a $500 scholarship. Find out more info or log into Orgsync and apply! Applications close on October 3rd.  

Maryland Leadership Summit - 10/7

  • The Maryland Leadership Summit (MLS) is a one-day dynamic experience for beginning leaders who want to emerge their individual leadership skills and style through interactive simulations, dialogues, and group discussions. The Maryland Leadership Summit is targeted to emerging leaders who are looking for a launching point into future leadership engagement at University of Maryland. MLS takes place on Saturday, October 7th from 9am to 5pm in the Stamp Student Union. Register at:

Critical Language Scholarships for Summer 2018 - New Info Sessions

Want to study one of these critical languages during summer 2018 – all expenses paid?


Want to study abroad in one of these countries during summer 2018 – all expenses paid?


Learn more about the CLS summer 2018 scholarships  – and about preparing a strong application by the November 15 deadline – by attending an information session about the Critical Language Scholarship program:

Friday, September 22 at 10:00 am – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP to as space is limited

Friday, September 22 at 4:00 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP to as space is limited

Tuesday, September 26 at 12:30 – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP to as space is limited

Tuesday, September 26  at 4:00 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP to as space is limited

Wednesday, September 27 at 12:30 – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP to as space is limited

Wednesday, September 27 at 4:00 pm  – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – Please RSVP to as space is limited

--If you are interested but unable to attend, please write to address to receive more information by email.

--To be enrolled in our CLS Resource site on ELMS, include your email address in your reply or RSVP.

Application Deadline: November 15, 2017

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION: Applicants must be: US Citizens; currently enrolled freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, or graduate students. A GPA of 3.4 or higher recommended; all majors are eligible. PLEASE NOTE: CLS
program in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Persian, and Russian require one or two years of previous study of these languages – for details see:

For more information about the CLS Program, please visit the CLS website at

Be an RA Next Year – Application Deadline 4 PM, Oct. 5

The Qualifications for the RA position are as follows (*you can find more information about the RA Selection Process at 

  • Applicants must be an undergraduate student at UMD this fall to apply. Students who are away from the University for study abroad or other leaves-of-absences may be eligible depending upon circumstances.
  • If invited, applicants must register for and complete HESI 470 with a “C” or better in the Spring 2018 semester in order to be selected for a position.
  • Unless this is your first semester, you must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA or better at UMD to participate in the selection process. Applicants and RAs must maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA throughout the entire selection process and during employment. 
  • Applicants must be in good judicial and financial standing with the University.
  • If offered a position, newly hired Resident Assistants are expected to hold the position for the entire 2018-2019 academic year.
  • New Resident Assistants may not student teach during their first year in the position. Students who plan to student teach in the 2018-2019 academic year are not eligible to hold the RA position and therefore should not apply. Students who participate in educational field placements or teaching assistantships that are only a few hours a week are still eligible and encouraged to apply.
  • You may feel you have unique circumstances. If in doubt, please contact us to discuss your situation.
Students often need more information about the RA position and our Selection Process, so we’ve scheduled Information Sessions. Current RAs and professional staff members will be on hand to answer questions following each presentation.  Attendance at one of the Information Sessions is required of all applicants. 

Here are the dates of our Information Sessions:

AMSA (American Medical Student Association) GBM#2: Looking for a longitudinal service opportunity? 9/27

One of the most important aspects of going into healthcare is having experience in long-term service. What better way to get involved than through American Medical Student Association? 
     AMSA will be having 5 "Service Squads" this semester: DC Central Kitchen, Martha's Table, and Bread for the City, and 2 for Food Recovery Network. Come to our meeting this week and pick the group you want to volunteer with! Make meaningful connections with AMSA members, and the organization itself so you can keep volunteering there in future semesters too! We will also discuss and start planning for our Project Diner and MonuMENTAL project. Don't miss out! 

When: Tuesday, September 27, 7-8 pm 
Where: STAMP Thurgood Marshall Room, Room 2113

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Blood Drive 9/28 American Red Cross

On September 28th, in the Prince George's room at Stamp, the American Red Cross Club and The PHA are joining forces to provide a UMD Campus blood drive from 10:00am to 3:30pm. Help us save lives by donating blood! To sign-up/RSVP for a certain time slot in advance, donors have to go to and use sponsor code "UMD College Park". Information about donation criteria is also found at the link. Walk-ins are welcome!