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Special Programs

The Maryland Parent & Family Association (MPFA) developed and proudly supports the following special programs.

MPFA Student Scholarship Awards
The Maryland Parent & Family Association Student Scholarship Award is a one-time award presented each year to undergraduate students in good standing who may be unable to continue their education at the University due to extenuating financial circumstances.  Thanks to the generosity of many parent and family donors, the scholarship committee will award scholarships of up to $2,000. A minimum of 10 scholarships will be awarded.  Awards are made annually in June for the following academic year. Click here for eligibility and application information.

Parents & Families Initiative Fund Grants
Each year, the Parent/Family Advisory Council awards grants to facilitate programs/services that enhance and directly contribute to the student experience at the University.  University departments/organizations can apply for grants of up to $5,000 in funding, and only those departments, offices and organizations within the Division of Student Affairs are currently eligible to submit a proposal.  The Initiative Fund grant program is made possible by generous support from the Maryland Parent & Family Association. Click here for complete details, including criteria and instructions for submitting a proposal.

Terp Shirt
The Maryland Parent & Family Association collaborates with the University of Maryland’s official bookstore to create a special t-shirt to be sold in the University Book Center and online throughout the academic year. This one-of-a-kind shirt will be available as a limited edition, and is a new shirt and design each year. Every shirt sold raises money for the Maryland Parent & Family Association Student Scholarship Fund. Click here for guidelines and submission information for the t-shirt design contest.