Thursday, September 20, 2018

Truman Scholarships for Public Service/Leadership

Could you be a candidate for a 2019 Truman Scholarship? Truman Scholars have a strong focus on public service goals and activities, have strong leadership experience, and excellent academic performance.

The Truman Scholarship program (, which is the official federal memorial for President Harry S. Truman, recognizes JUNIORS (3rd year students) with demonstrated abilities to contribute to the public good through outstanding leadership and service. US Citizenship is required.

The Truman program provides a $30,000 grad study award, plus top-level internship opportunities, and participation in an unrivaled professional network of leaders and change-makers in public service.

Learn more about the Truman Scholarship program by attending one of our info sessions next week:

Wednesday, September 26 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – rsvp to
Wednesday, September 26 at 3:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – rsvp to
Thursday, September 27 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – rsvp to
Thursday, September 27 at 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – rsvp to
Friday, September 18 at 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – rsvp to

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

Please share this message with other students in your organization or program!

UMD National Scholarships Office

Critical Language Scholarships - Summer 2019!

Want to study one of these critical languages during summer 2019 – all
expenses paid?


Want to study abroad in one of these countries during summer 2019 – all
expenses paid?


Learn more about the CLS summer 2019 scholarships – and about preparing a
strong application by the mid-November 2018 deadline (TBA) – by
attending an information session about the Critical Language Scholarship program.

Click here to register for a CLS information session.

--If you are interested but unable to attend, please write to to be enrolled in our CLS Resource site on ELMS - include your email address or your UID in your reply.

Application Deadline: Mid-November 2018 (TBA)

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION: Applicants must be: US Citizens; currently
enrolled freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, or graduate students. A
GPA of 3.2 or higher recommended; all majors are eligible. PLEASE NOTE: CLS
program in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Persian, Portuguese, and Russian require one or
two years of previous study of these languages – click here for details.

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

Technical 2018: All-Women Hackathon

Registration for Technica 2018, the all-women hackathon at the University of Maryland, is open now at! This year Technica will be held November 10-11 in Reckord Armory. Any women or non-binary person may register as a participant and no experience with coding is required whatsoever! Any person, regardless of gender, may support Technica as a mentor or volunteer.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

ENSP Event on 9/25: Offshore Wind Energy in Maryland

Please join the Environmental Science and Policy Program as renowned panelists discuss the history behind this 2.1 billion dollar project, how it will affect our environment and the Maryland beach experience. All members of the campus community are invited to attend.

UndocuTerps Community Breakfasts

If you identify as a refugee, undocumented, part-of a mixed-status family, DACA recipient and or are currently a TPS recipient; join the UndocuTerps community for breakfast every 3rd Tuesday of the month. Enjoy a meal and meet other immigrant and undocumented peers. 

Drop by any time between 8:00 am - 9:00 am.

First Look Fair - RESCHEDULED for 9/20!


GET INVOLVED - Learn about clubs & organizations at UMD!
First Look Fair is one of the longest running involvement traditions at the University of Maryland. First Look Fair hosts almost 600 student clubs and organizations, campus departments and services, local vendors, and community service agencies. The festive atmosphere is the perfect place to gather resources, learn more about how to get involved, and connect with other students with similar interests. Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to discover some of what the University of Maryland has to offer!

Apply for the University Student Judiciary by October 12!

Do you care about fostering responsibility and ethics on campus? Want to gain valuable leadership, analytical, and public speaking skills? The University Student Judiciary 2018-2019 application is now OPEN! Our application link can be found here, and is due Friday, October 12th at 11:59 PM. Email any questions to

State Department Summer 2019 Internship Application Workshop

The Federal and Global Fellows office will be conducting a workshop tomorrow for those interested in applying for Summer 2019 internship with the U.S. Department of State.

The application ( has opened and will be closing on SEPTEMBER 28, 2018.  If you wish to apply, we highly recommend that you attend this workshop before applying.

Date: Wednesday, 19 September 2018
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm  
Location: Federal and Global Fellows office, 2407 Marie Mount Hall  

Please bring HARD copies of your resume - for review and feedback portion.

Leadership Opportunities with Maryland LEAD

The world needs people who are passionate, skilled, and community-driven. 
In Maryland LEAD, we believe that can be YOU. 

Through the Maryland Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Program, you can discover your potential, develop your abilities to practice socially responsible leadership, and dive into a community of change makers. Join us and become the leader that the world needs. Here are ways you can get involved in Maryland LEAD:

The Terrapin Leadership Institute (TLI) 

This is a five week-long leadership development program tasked to guide students across campus -- through hands-on activities and critical dialogue -- in discovering who they are as leaders and becoming confident with tangible leadership skills and strategies that can be applied to their everyday lives. The workshop is a low-commitment, high intensity series that is meant to accommodate the student's busy schedule. In addition, there is no cost to participate in TLI! 

Maryland Leadership Summit

Summit is a one-day dynamic experience designed to take your leadership skills and efficacy to the next level through interactive simulations, dialogues, and group discussions. The Maryland Leadership Summit is targeted to emerging leaders who are looking for a launching point into leadership development at University of Maryland. This year's Summit will take place on campus in October 2018.

Maryland Leadership Conference

MLC is a developmental weekend-long experience for intermediate leaders. Designed to enhance your group leadership skills and provide networking opportunities with fellow leaders at UMD, this off-campus retreat will develop participants efficacy in leading others through their formal and informal leadership roles. This year's Conference will take place off campus on November 2018.

Maryland Leadership Advance

MLA is a one-day developmental conference for advanced leaders with significant prior leadership roles and responsibilities. Participants will examine topics related to sustaining leadership and developing others’ leadership. Curriculum and activities allow participants to evaluate the temptations of leadership, debunk leadership myths, and explore personal barriers towards change while looking towards leadership in professional and community settings outside of UMD. This year's Advance will take place on March 2019.

Commit to Serve this Semester - Terps for Change!

Terps for Change is committed to connecting the university with the local community through sustained, collaborative, and meaningful community service-learning. By exploring the root causes through critical reflection and meaningful dialogue, we seek to better understand the systemic complexities of social issues and the action steps we can take to address them. Applications close soon! Apply Today!