The School has developed two specific needs for gifts. They are:
To ease financial strain on enrolled undergraduate students with unmet financial need and to reduce the debt faced by students after graduation, the Office of University Relations and the Office of Student Financial Aid are partnering on a two-year initiative (July 1, 2013-June 30, 2015) designed to substantially increase the number of need-based scholarships available to undergraduate students at Maryland. We are reaching out to generous alumni and friends to help establish endowed scholarship awards that will benefit talented students now and in the future. The TerpStart Matching Scholarship Program is a way for dedicated Terps and close friends to establish a legacy by reaching across generations to give today’s students the support and momentum they need to pursue their dreams and fearless ideas without financial burden.
A gift of at least $30,000 is needed to establish a TerpStart Scholarship. Depending on the agreed-upon payment schedule, a portion of the gift will be allocated to a current use fund to provide immediate student support; the remainder will be allocated to the endowment. As part of this special two-year initiative, the University has pledged to match spendable income generated by TerpStart scholarship funds 1:1 in perpetuity, as well as match your current use gifts until the endowment is paid in full. Your support, coupled with this match, will help the University assist a significantly increased number of students and families who struggle to meet the financial demands of college. Together we can reduce student loan debt. For more information on TERP Start contact
Donations to support this fund will make our graduates more valuable to their particular professions and advance the School of Architecture's reputation in leadership training. For students, leadership training involves opportunities to interact with national leaders, develop workshops and symposia on leadership and participate in leadership events and training opportunities. For faculty, leadership funds will provide support that will allow faculty to enhance their leadership role in the professions they serve. Support of this fund will allow the School of Architecture and its programs to enhance our tradition.