Your Gift Makes a Difference
"Thank you again for your generosity and support. I promise you I
will work very hard and eventually give back to others, possibly a
scholarship to future students like myself."
Cybersecurity Scholarship recipient
"Your generosity shows me and others who have been awarded this scholarship how important the education of our United States combat and noncombat service veterans is to you. Thank you!"
Military Veteran Scholarship recipient
Faculty and Staff Testimonials
"My inspiration for giving comes from my own experience. I was fortunate to have scholarships pay for a portion of my undergraduate degree. If it weren’t for someone else’s generosity, I wouldn’t be where I am today. Plus, I have a passion for higher education and believe that having a quality education is power. These things constantly remind me to pay it forward."
Karah Mercer, Office of Enrollment Management
"I endowed a scholarship at UMUC because I wanted deserving adult students, who also have to balance family and work responsibilities, to have the same opportunity that I had as an undergraduate. UMUC makes a difference in students’ lives every day, and I want to be part of that effort."
Earl H. Foote, '02, Office of Institutional Advancement
"As an Army mom, I give to the Military Textbook Scholarship Fund for our military students. They give everything for our freedom: on-call 24 hours a day, low pay, no sick leave, no holidays, and sometimes living conditions that can make a mother cry. Textbooks can be very expensive, and giving can help servicemembers better their lives as they protect ours."
Tammy Donaldson, Office of Marketing and Communications
"I give because commencement is one of my favorite days of the year. I never tire of watching students I’ve assisted during my tenure at UMUC walk across the stage to accept their diplomas. My hope is that my gift brings a student closer to that awesome day."
Michelle Denevan, The Undergraduate School
"I give as a seed, to become part of a greater harvest. I’m proud to be a part of UMUC, and my giving goes beyond the monetary. As I go out into different communities, I share UMUC with others, whether it’s through the Arts Program or just because someone expresses their desire for a change."
Denise Melvin, Arts Program