Monday, March 30, 2015

Application Now Open for Bright Futures: Unpaid Summer Internship Scholarship Fund

Bright Futures is a scholarship fund for students who secured an unpaid Summer 2015 internship with a non-profit organization or government agency. Scholarships range from $250-1,250 to help offset expenses incurred during unpaid summer internships.

Eligible Candidates 
All registered University of Maryland, College Park undergraduate students returning to campus for the fall 2015 semester, who have an internship for Summer 2015, are eligible to apply. Graduating seniors (May 2015 or August 2015) are not eligible. Preference will be given to rising juniors and seniors and to those who have not previously received an award.  In order for your internship to qualify for funding support, it must satisfy the following criteria:
  • Unpaid on-campus or off-campus internship with a non-profit organization or government agency
  • Offered during the Summer and completed by August 28, 2015
  • Supervised by a professional in the organization
Submission Deadline: April 22, 2015 at 5 p.m.
Erica Ely
Program Director, Internships
University Career Center & The President's Promise

Internship Opportunities with the White House Office of Management and Budget Director's Office

The White House Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Director’s Office is pleased to offer opportunities for summer 2015 internships. Current undergraduate students may apply for this unpaid internship.

  • Assist OMB senior leadership on budget, management and regulatory initiatives 
  • Prepare daily briefing materials for OMB’s senior leadership 
  • Coordinate meeting and event logistics 
  • Manage incoming inquiries from government agencies, White House offices and outside entities 
  • Assist with correspondence preparation and management 
  • Provide general office support 
  • Special projects as assigned 
Qualifications: Qualified candidates should have a strong interest in the budget process/economic policy, public policy, and government. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required. Experience handling multiple tasks and working under tight deadlines is also necessary.

Ideal candidates will have a strong interest in learning about a range of executive level agencies, policy areas or current issues.

Academic Credit: Internships are only offered as student work-study programs and are not for compensation. Students accepted for an internship may earn academic credit while working in our office. Information on academic credit programs can be obtained from school placement offices.

Requirements: Applicants must be United States citizens. Please note that participation is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check and drug testing.

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to: Jessie Crabb, Applications are due by 5pm on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Select candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Friday, March 27, 2015

ECON Departmental Scholarships - Deadline Tuesday, March 31st

The Economics Department is pleased to announce the availability of several undergraduate scholarships recognizing academic excellence for the 2015 - 2016 academic year. They are:

The Melanie E. (Lee) Easley Memorial Scholarship
The Moskowitz Family Scholarship
The Mark C. Sullivan Economics Scholarship
The Mark D. and Tracye C. Turner Scholarship in Economics
John Cumberland Award in Environmental Economics
The Peggy Rae and John Sapienza Scholarship

More information including scholarship descriptions, eligibility requirements, and application instructions can be found here.

Application Deadline is Tuesday, March 31st.

Maryland Parents Association Student Scholarship Awards

Applications are currently being accepted for the Maryland Parents Association Student Scholarship Awards. The scholarships provide assistance to current undergraduate students in good standing who may be unable to continue their education at the University due to extenuating personal or family financial circumstances. Thanks to the generosity of Chatham, T. Rowe Price Foundation, and parent donors, scholarships of up to $2,000 per student will be awarded for the 2015-2016 academic year. A minimum of 12 scholarships will be awarded.

Award criteria, instructions, and an online application are available at Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 1, 2015.

Questions? Contact the Office of Parent and Family Affairs at 301.314.8429 or

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Research Analyst Positions with the Office of Financial Research

The Office of Financial Research (OFR) serves the needs of the public and the Financial Stability Oversight Council in promoting financial stability by monitoring financial institutions and markets, conducting research on financial , risk management, addressing data gaps, improving data standards and promoting best practices in financial risk management.

The Research and Analysis Center within OFR seeks researchers and analysts with training in economics, finance, public policy, business, statistics, computer programming , quantitative methods and data management and analysis. Some positions may be filled under Treasury’s excepted service (Schedule A) hiring authority, Intergovernmental Personnel Act authority, or the OFR Fellows Program. These appointments may be made for a stated term of 1‐4 years.

The OFR environment is a rare blend of academic and applied work. Strong candidates would contribute to both.

Research Analyst

Would include individuals with strong quantitative and writing skills and with an interest in financial analysis. Experience analyzing, processing, and presenting economic, financial, textual, behavioral or time series data is essential. Experience programming (e.g. Matlab or Python) is required for some positions. In addition, experience working with statistical software (e.g. R, Stata or SAS) and large data sets (e.g. SQL, Hadoop, Pig) is a plus.

OFR is recruiting for Research Analysts at multiple experience levels. For candidates finishing or having recently completed bachelors degrees, we have great entry level opportunities in finance and economics which would serve well as preparation for a career in financial services, financial regulation, data science, and academic research. For candidates with 1‐2 years of experience or a relevant masters degree, opportunities exist to develop additional expertise in these fields while contributing to the design and implementation of OFR’s research and monitors.

Where possible, interested candidates should access their school’s resume posting system to submit a resume and cover letter. If not, they should send them to The subject lines of any emails must state the position(s) for which you are applying. In the first line of your email and cover letter, state your (A) desired start date; (B) whether you are a veteran; and (C) whether you hold U.S. citizenship or, if not a U.S. citizen, whether you are a permanent resident.

For more information about career positions with Treasury, please visit or

Career Center Upcoming Workshops

How toFind an Internship 
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 • 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)
Not sure where to start with your internship search? Or, do you feel like you are at a standstill and unsure about the next steps in your search?
To help you with your internship search, we will discuss:
  • Specific resources available to research internship opportunities in non-profit, government and corporate sectors
  • Quick tips on making a positive first impression on resumes and during interviews
  • Strategies to connect with UMD alumni working within your intended career field
RSVP for this event: Click here

TheInternational Student Internship Workshop 
Friday, March 27, 2015 • 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Location: HBK3135 Resource Room
 Are you an international student and not sure where to start with your internship search? Or, do you feel like you are at a standstill and unsure about the next steps in your search? To help you with your internship search as an international student, we will discuss:
  • How to overcome challenges for international students during the internship and internship search process
  • Resources and courses on campus available to international students with internships
  • Immigration regulations concerning internships for international students
 RSVP for this event: Click here

BSOSCareer Lab: Networking 
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 • 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)
With 60-80% of available positions being filled exclusively through referral, networking effectively is a crucial skill. Learn how to get started networking with intention.*Note: bring your laptop, tablet, OR paper/pencil for this Lab. Several computers are also available on a first come first serve basis. 
Receive Reminder E-mail?: Click here

Federal Semester and Global Semester Programs - For best consideration submit applications by April 6th!

Think a career in government and public service is only for government and politics majors? Think again! Federal agencies, nonprofits, and policy-related organizations are interested in your quantitative and analytical skillsets as they confront pressing issues. The Federal Semester Program and the Global Semester Program in Washington D.C. offer you a chance to take your knowledge and skills out of the classroom and apply them in the real world.

Apply now to Global Semester in Washington D.C. or the Federal Semester Program!  Apply by April 6 for first round consideration!

Join a lively, engaged, and motivated student community!  Both programs combine a fall seminar in an issue area with a spring internship in Washington D.C. Our concentrations include Science Diplomacy, Homeland Security Policy, Health Policy, and Global Challenges. Past internship locations include Department of Energy, U.S. Census Bureau, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, and Department of Treasury, among many others. Year-round activities include trips to Capitol Hill and federal agencies, professional development workshops, and conversations with policymakers. The programs also feature one-on-one assistance in writing resumes, obtaining internships, etc.
Students who successfully complete program requirements will earn a notation on their transcript!

For details and an application form, go to and/or or contact our office: 2407 Marie Mount Hall, 301-314-0261. Fill out just one application and rank your choices across the two programs.  Applications preferred by Monday, April 6. Rolling admissions thereafter.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

IDA Research Assistant Job Posting

Job Title: Research Assistant or Associate – Economics and Econometrics


The Institute for Defense Analyses is a federally funded research and development center supporting the Department of Defense and other federal agencies that require rigorous and objective analysis of national security issues. The Strategy, Forces and Resources Division (SFRD) performs interdisciplinary analyses of plans and policies related to national security strategy, and has an opening for a Research Assistant or Associate (RA) to assist with quantitative analyses across this research portfolio.


As full-time professional staff members, RAs work closely with IDA Research Staff Members on various research tasks in a mentoring environment. Some research tasks are narrowly focused, while others address a broad spectrum of issues. RAs contribute to research teams by gathering information; modeling and simulation; data manipulation, analysis and presentation; and drafting of reports and briefings. Accordingly, RAs are expected to have demonstrated proficiency in technical areas and to be familiar with computer languages and computational and data processing software. Because RAs are members of interdisciplinary research teams, strong interpersonal communications skills and a team approach to problem solving are required. As the defense landscape changes constantly, RAs are expected to be adaptable and self- motivated, demonstrating a capacity for independent thought and sound judgment, and creativity in applying quantitative analysis methods to complex policy problems. RAs may also assist in the planning and coordination of field research activities, and accompany research teams conducting field research. RAs are encouraged to further their educational development by pursuing and/or completing the PhD in their analytical discipline (with the possibility for scholarship grants); those distinguish themselves may be offered the opportunity to become Research Staff Members themselves.

Access 700+ Alumni to Get Career Advice

Are you prepared for the job market? Do you need assistance understanding an industry? Do you want to build your professional network?

Get free career advice from alumni when you join the brand new UMD Alumni Advisor Network and access 700 + alumni who work at top organizations across 30 different fields!

When you join, you can engage in mock interviews, career chats and resume critiques.

Review these BSOS CareerResources to prepare to connect and learn more about the UMD Alumni Advisor Network.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

InstaEDU Hiring Online Tutors

Become an online tutor in your favorite subjects, and teach whenever you're free. As an InstaEDU tutor, you set your own schedule, make $20/hour, and work from wherever is convenient for you (dorm, apartment, library).

How does it work? We'll send tutoring requests your way whenever you're online. If you're available, just accept to instantly launch into an online lesson with a student. You can also set up scheduled lessons when it's convenient for you. Work with students of all levels and subjects, and make a extra cash while you do.

Signing up is easy and takes less than 10 minutes! Just visit and follow a few quick steps. If you have any questions about tutoring with InstaEDU, please email

Participants Needed for Research Study

FEELING DOWN? Are you interested in receiving individual therapy at no cost to you?

​​We are recruiting individuals to participate in a treatment study for low mood and symptoms of depression.

Participation includes attending eight (8) individual therapy sessions at the University of Maryland, College Park. All participants will be compensated a total of $40—($5 per every therapy session attended).

If you are interested to participate in our study, please contact us at to complete an initial screening questionnaire to determine your eligibility!

Take the GMAT at 1/2 the Cost

Dear UMD Seniors and Juniors-
GMAC is offering UMD students the GMAT exam at 50% off the full price! That’s a $125 out-of-pocket savings. Even better, you don’t have to leave campus to take the exam. The test locations are in Van Munching Hall.  The score is good for five years, so take it now while you’re in study mode.
Here are the details:
  •      Dates: April 16, 17 and 18
  •      Times Slots Available: April 16th Noon and 4pm; April 17th: Noon and 4pm; April 18th:  8am and Noon
  •      Location: Right here in Van Munching Hall
  •      Price: $125 – 50% off the full price of $250

And, the GMAT exam offers a Score Preview feature – you can see your score as soon as you finish. If you aren't happy with your score, you can cancel it and chalk it up to a practice run. 
Complete the form and we will send you a GMAT voucher code and directions on how to register to test on the U of Md campus at the $125 price. 

**NOTE: Only a limited number of vouchers will be available, so don't wait!

Rosalie Reilly Gubernatorial Scholarship

Rosalie Reilly was one of Maryland's most extraordinary and exemplary public servants who was a role model for young women entering politics and was a champion for educating young leaders as they prepared to enter public life.

This $2,500 fellowship was created to honor the memory of Ms. Reilly by enabling female students to carry on her legacy of public service and leadership.

Eligible candidates must:
  • be available to serve at least 135 fellowship hours while enrolled at the University
  • have an interest in public service, government involvement, or political leadership
  • be a female undergraduate or graduate student
  • not be graduating before Fall 2015
  • have a 3.0 GPA or higher
The service work you do for the fellowship will be up to you, subject to department approval. Past recipients have often fulfilled their fellowship service requirement through an internship with a non-profit or in government. You may also opt to fulfill this requirement through an independent, civically oriented service project of your own design. You do not need to have your fellowship service commitment settled in order to apply for and win the fellowship.

Fellowship applications are due by 4:00 PM Friday, April 3, 2015. Finalists will be notified shortly thereafter and may interview with the School of Public Policy Fellowship Committee.

For additional questions, please contact Christopher Perez, Program Coordinator, Undergraduate Studies, School of Public Policy:

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Participate in the First Annual ASA DataFest DC

We have a wonderful opportunity for undergraduate students interested in statistical analysis to participate in the First Annual ASA DataFest DC!  

April 10-12, 2015 at Summit, 601 New Jersey Ave, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC  20001 (Near Union Station)

Hosted by The Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM) at the University of Maryland, teams of 2-5 undergraduate students work together over a weekend to analyze a given data set and present their findings to a panel of judges consisting of experts in the field. Throughout the event, Tech Talks will be presented providing student teams with tips and relevant techniques to hone their search and effectively communicate their analysis along with mentors who will be on hand to offer advice.

Meals will be provided.

Come show off your analytic muscles to an audience of potential employers and compete with other DC area colleges and universities for prizes!

Sponsored by: The Joint Program in Survey Methodology, Summit, Mathematica Policy Research, and American Institutes for Research (AIR)

For more information and to register your team, please go to:

Research Analyst Position with REA

Rosenberg Economic Advisors, Inc. is a small economic consulting firm located in downtown Washington, DC that specializes in analyzing, from an antitrust perspective, the competitive effects of mergers and acquisitions.  We consult with investment advisors who are trading the equity of firms involved in transactions as well as attorneys representing clients who are directly involved in mergers and acquisitions.  The work environment is fast paced and stimulating with the chance to study a wide variety of industries such as retailing, pharmaceuticals, offshore oil drilling, cement, and enterprise software. Our company has a job opening for a Research Analyst position with a June 15th starting date.

  • Research a variety of markets, companies, and regulatory environments using online databases, trade press, financial statements, and other sources. 
  • Interview competitors, customers, and suppliers to learn about industry factors relevant to our analysis. 
  • Monitor ongoing litigation and regulatory merger reviews at federal, state, and foreign agencies. 
  • A chance to interact with clients and relay ongoing research and analysis. 
  • Perform other general office support duties as needed.

  • Candidates should have a BA/BS in economics or related major from a top school, a good understanding of microeconomics, and preferably have taken courses in antitrust and industrial organization. 
  • Strong consideration will be given to candidates with excellent communication and critical thinking skills,  and the ability to multitask and work under deadlines. 
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office specifically Excel and Access is a plus. 
This position is excellent preparation for law, business, or graduate school in economics and several of our alumni have gone on to top educational institutions.  The firm offers a competitive salary, health and disability insurance, 401 K and profit sharing plan as well as paid vacation, holidays and sick benefits.  Information regarding Rosenberg Economic Advisors, Inc. may be found at

To apply for the position please submit a resume, transcript and writing sample to:

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Undegraduate Research Assistant Positions - Inforum @ UMD

Inforum, a research center within the Department of Economics, anticipates hiring one or two Undergraduate Research Assistants for the rest of this spring semester, with the intention of continuing the employment through the summer and fall.  These hourly, paid positions consist of general assistance for economic modeling and analysis projects, especially working with many different types of data within Excel and statistical packages.  Students typically work for 10 to 16 hours per week during the semester, and for 30 to 40 hours per week over the summer.  Candidates are preferred to have several economics courses and a good understanding of Excel.

Interested persons should email a current resume and unofficial transcript to Jeff Werling, Inforum Director,

Quantitative Data Analyst Position at NuFit Media

Do you like coming up with creative solutions to challenging problems? Do you want a job where
you learn and apply sophisticated analytical techniques rather than just manipulate Excel spreadsheets all day?

At NuFit Media, we apply cutting edge data analysis to the health and fitness marketing space.
Located at the heart of Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA,  NuFit Media is a rapidly growing, venture-backed startup surrounded by great food and fun social activities.

Who You Are:
  • You have a Bachelor's in Math, Physics, Economics, Computer Science, or another quantitative field.
  • You have the flexibility and initiative to create value in a fast-paced work environment.
  • You can work both independently and as part of a team.
  • You like to approach problems from different angles to devise and test creative solutions.
  • Bonus points for coding experience (SQL, Python) and ability to use statistical packages (R, Stata, Matlab)

Career Opportunity for Graduating Seniors in Economics

Entry Level Career Opportunity for Economics Graduates
GRA, Incorporated
Jenkintown, Pennsylvania or Alexandria, Virginia

GRA, Incorporated is currently accepting applications for an entry-level research analyst position. Founded in 1972, GRA is one of the nation's most experienced and well-respected transportation-focused economic consulting firms, with a practice that concentrates on aviation projects. GRA has played a leading role in shaping important industry developments such as airline alliances, airline restructurings, the establishment of new carriers and consolidation within the airline industry. The firm has also contributed significantly to modernizing the regulatory framework for the aviation industry, including economic deregulation, globalization, privatization, mergers, rate-making, and the evaluation of new technologies and distribution channels. GRA’s engagements involve international and domestic clients in both the public and private sectors.

Projects at GRA extend to nearly all economic aspects of the aviation and aerospace industries. Because GRA is a small firm, research analysts gain experience in a wider variety of projects and work areas than is typical in entry level professional positions. GRA research analysts work closely with the firm’s principals and senior professional staff, and GRA encourages – and relies upon – an energetic and collegial work environment.

Some of GRA's recent and past assignments include:
  • Developing benefit cost and risk assessment methodologies and analyses for new regulations and investments for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and other government agencies; 
  • Crafting cost analysis tools and databases for the FAA, based on detailed flight track records of daily flight activity in U.S. radar-controlled airspace;
  • Supporting FAA analysis and oversight of revenues and capital investments throughout the nation’s system of commercial and general aviation airports;
  • Conducting airport-related research projects supported by the Airport Cooperative Research Program of the Transportation Research Board, a division of the National Research Council and the National Academies of Science, for the use of the global airport community;
  • Contributing to NASA’s aeronautics research and development activities by analyzing the economic context and rationale for NASA research and innovations; 
  • Building an optimization tool for scheduling airport passenger and baggage security screening staff at 440 airports, for the TSA; 
  • Providing strategic and operational reviews of airline applications to the 9/11 loan guarantee program overseen by the Air Transportation Stabilization Board of the U.S. Department of Treasury; 
  • Advising international airlines on operational and financial matters including fleet and route planning, cash flow forecasting, airport relations and competitive analysis. 

Monday, March 9, 2015

ECON Departmental Honors Program

Dear ECON Majors,

If you would like to impress future employers or graduate programs with a really solid demonstration of your initiative, good writing skills, and willingness to take on a challenge, then consider participating in the Economics Department's honors program next year.  Detailed information on the honors program, including eligibility requirements, can be found online at

If interested, please complete an application and submit it directly to Dr. Limao at  Students are encouraged to submit completed applications no later than Friday, April 10th, as space is limited.  Those students who meet the April 10th deadline can expect to receive an initial decision at the end of May.  

**Important Note: ECON396 is scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30am – 10:45am for Fall 2015.  If you are applying to the honors program, you must leave that time slot open when Fall 2015 registration begins or you must be willing to drop whatever course is during that time slot if you are accepted into the program.

If you have any additional questions, you may contact Dr. Limao at or Dr. Clement at

Friday, March 6, 2015

Last Chance to Apply for One Heart Source Programs

Attention Students of the Economics Department!

The final application deadline is approaching quickly for our 2015 Volunteer Programs. One Heart Source offers a variety of 2, 4, and 8-week programs in South Africa and Jamaica!

Apply here for our Volunteer Programs: 2015 Application
Final Application Deadline: March 2oth

As an OHS Volunteer, you will:
Teach primary school students through a mentorship program focused on building strong Math and English foundations, while empowering students
 Lead after-school programs in non-traditional subjects like dance, debate, art, and sports
* Integrate yourself into and work closely with members of the local community to create positive social uplift
* Exchange ideas and culture with people from around the world
Work with a small, dynamic team of international university and graduate students
* Develop
empathy, confidence, and leadership skills while pursuing social justice

We at One Heart Source believe in creating lasting social change through education and human connection. We encourage you to take a step towards providing a more socially just future for some of the most marginalized communities in the world.
We will be hosting live online information sessions on March 8, 11, 15, and 18!
Join us by Registering Here!

For more information visit:

Please contact with any questions!

One Heart Source is a non-profit organization designed to empower young people through education and to provide high quality education and care for vulnerable children in Tanzania, South Africa, and Jamaica.

Careers in Progressive Change: Opportunities for Graduating Seniors

The progressive movement has seen some major advances in the past few years, from the EPA implementing better carbon emission standards to more and more states finally allowing full marriage equality to the LGBT community. Despite this, we still face huge challenges with opposition to progressive issues.

Over the next year and the next election cycle, Grassroots’ activists will reach millions of people all across the country to talk about the issues and call those people to action, inspiring millions to act, giving donations, time and energy to organizations who have the best ideas on how to make the world a better place. In 2016, we’ll also be working in key states across the country to elect candidates who will advance progressive change.

There will always be easier jobs to take, but no path will be more rewarding.

Grassroots Campaigns is currently hiring Assistant Canvass Directors to run field campaigns on behalf of issue-based organizations like Planned Parenthood, the ACLU and The Nature Conservancy.

Grassroots Campaigns is looking to interview interested students to join our teams as Canvass Directors and Assistant Canvass Directors. We’re already running campaigns in major cities across the country, and we’ll be launching new projects this summer in over 25 locations like Illinois, DC, and California as we build towards 2016.

There is no better time get involved and shape the next generation of activists that will take this country in a more progressive direction and see change on issues that matter now.

A representative from GCI will be on campus again in mid-April, meeting with interested candidates and holding interviews. We can also conduct evening phone inquiries from time to time.  Students who are interested should contact Jeremy Isenberg directly:

Office: 202 797 9655

March 9th AASD Event: Engaging Black Diversity : A Conversation with UMD Students

African American Studies Department (AASD) invites you to attend

Engaging Black Diversity :
A Conversation with UMD Students

On  Monday, March 9th 2015,  the African American Studies Department at the University of Maryland, College Park will host a discussion “Engaging Black Diversity: A Conversation with UMD Students.” University of Maryland is a diverse campus with a significant immigrant student body with nationalities from over 114 countries. This rich diversity contributes to misunderstandings at times and misconceptions as a result of myths and stereotypes. This discussion will provide the opportunity for STUDENTS to engage with one another and with faculty to talk about race, identity, class, immigrant status, and social mobility amongst an increasingly diverse Black community.

Dr. Onoso Imoagene, Assistant Professor Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Michelle Rowley, Associate Professor Women’s Studies & Graduate Director, UMCP
Kendall Foster, Undergraduate Student
Devona Austin, Undergraduate Student
Rick Tagne, Undergraduate Student

Moderator: Dr. Sangeetha Madhavan, Assoc. Professor, AASD & Assoc. Director, Maryland Population Research Center

The discussion will be held at the Nyumburu Cultural Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 from 3:30pm-5:00pm. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the general public.

For further information please visit or contact the African American Studies Department directly at 301-405-1158.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

ECON Departmental Scholarships Available

The Economics Department is pleased to announce the availability of several undergraduate scholarships recognizing academic excellence for the 2015 - 2016 academic year. They are:

The Melanie E. (Lee) Easley Memorial Scholarship
The Moskowitz Family Scholarship
The Mark C. Sullivan Economics Scholarship
The Mark D. and Tracye C. Turner Scholarship in Economics
John Cumberland Award in Environmental Economics
The Peggy Rae and John Sapienza Scholarship

More information including scholarship descriptions, eligibility requirements, and application instructions can be found here.

Application Deadline is Tuesday, March 31st.

Attention Graduating Seniors - Spring 2015 Grad Fair


Rawlings Undergraduate Leadership Fellows Program (Undergraduates - Deadline: March 9, 2015 -- ONE WEEK AWAY)

The prestigious Rawlings Undergraduate Leadership Fellows Program honors the legacy of Howard Peters “Pete” Rawlings and the work he did as a Maryland delegate. Participants in the Fellows program are provided multiple opportunities--both academic and experiential--to grow as ethical leaders and become champions for those whose voices may otherwise go unheard in the leadership and decision-making process.  Maintaining a commitment to those historically underrepresented in leadership positions is central to the program.  This one-year program invites highly-motivated undergraduate students to engage in leadership development, advocacy for their passions, and create social change.

All majors are invited to apply to the Rawlings Program, and applications are available on the website below: 

You can also “Like” the Rawlings Program on Facebook:

And Follow the Rawlings Program on Twitter:

Contact the Rawlings Program for additional information:  

Monday, March 2, 2015

Career Seminar on March 6 with AXA Advisors, LLC


Help the SGA Sustainability Inititative

Do you want to help transform the way UMD impacts the climate? YES? Well, then read below to learn more about the SGA’s new initiative, the What Will YOU(md) Do?Sustainability Pledge!

Each and every day we make choices. We choose what food we will eat, how far we will drive, and what clothes we will wear. What we often forget about these choices is that they have an immense impact on our planet. Unfortunately, right now because of careless choices, our planet is now facing devastating issues, none more frightening than global climate change. So, to remind people that their personal actions do matter, the Student Government Association created a month long program to challenge ALL members of the campus community to pledge to reduce their carbon footprint in their everyday lives! We call the program The "What Will YOU(md) Do?" Sustainability Pledge. Sign up here!

Equally importantly, the pledge is also designed to help participants understand where our campus energy comes from - mostly from dirty sources - and to ultimately rally support for more clean energy on our campus! You can read more about this aspect of the program here!

To learn more, take the pledge, and fight for clean energy at UMD, visit!

Happy pledging! 

The SGA Student Sustainability Committee