Scholar Writes Bill to Promote Organ Donation Education

Organ donation was not something of particular concern to Shani Kamberi a few years ago. She recalls watching a 15-minute video on it during her driver’s education class one summer, but the issue didn’t really click.

Then came her senior year in high school. That was when Jonathan Bos, Kamberi’s AP English Literature teacher at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, Md., spoke to the class about organ donation. He had a personal story to tell, having received a heart transplant in 1999.

Scholars FAQs

Every spring when incoming college freshmen are invited to join College Park Scholars, we receive questions from prospective students and parents, asking for clarification on various aspects of our program. Here, we’ve gathered the four most frequently asked questions (FAQs) to aid you in your college decision-making process.

Two students standing in front of Cumberland Hall

Coming from Delaware, sophomore Ayanna Wright (at right) found that the community aspect of College Park Scholars helped make the University of Maryland feel smaller. PHOTO: Ayanna Wright

Why UMD?

Everyone’s college decision process is different. Here are some examples of Scholars students who chose the University of Maryland (UMD) for distinctly different reasons.


Mari Lemmie

Hometown: Baltimore, Md.

Year: Senior

Major: Public policy

Scholars program: Justice and Legal Thought