The College Park Scholars Co-Curricular Scholarship provides financial assistance to current Scholars and Scholars citation earners who benefit from support for participation in active learning related to their Scholars curriculum, including travel-study experiences, research projects, student leadership development opportunities, for-credit internships, or service-learning initiatives.
For the last month, former and current University of Maryland students, staff and faculty have been stopping by Scholars Central Office to congratulate Nancy Metrenas on her retirement.
After being offered a job by the original College Park Scholars staff in 2000, Metrenas said that she took the job because she "felt good vibes" from the staff. Her 16 years in College Park Scholars make her the longest serving member of the central staff in program history.
This semester, College Park Scholars is launching Scholars Promoting and Revitalizing Care (SPARC), a student-led, staff-supported initiative that promotes the wellbeing of all members of our community.
The club will hold its first interest meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. to gauge what care means to students and how they can show care for others.
"We will mainly be searching for dedicated e-board members to help raise this club from the ground up," said Anthony Sartori, president and founder of SPARC.