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BSOS Diversity Gift Fund

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BSOS - Diversity Fund

Of the many things the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS) is grateful for, one is its ability to recruit and retain talented students, faculty and staff who are committed to finding a way to Be the Solution to ongoing issues with social justice, race and diversity. 

This #GivingTuesday, we highlight the BSOS Diversity Fund in the hopes of finding them additional support, so that they may address and create new programs and initiatives in support of diversity, equity and inclusion in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. Gifts to the BSOS Diversity Fund will bolster already-established programs and initiatives, which you can click to learn more about below, that include: 

Anti-Black Racism Initiative: In response to the recent tragic killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and other African Americans—in many of these cases at the hands of law enforcement—this initiative is designed to promote long-term change in the college, on campus, and beyond.

Summer Research Institute (SRI): Established in 1999, the SRI program provides opportunities and resources for underrepresented minorities looking to pursue graduate degrees in the social, behavioral, and economic sciences.  

Promoting Achievement and Diversity in Economics (PADE): PADE is a cohort-style program in the Department of Economics designed to increase the participation of underrepresented students in related graduate programs and careers through unique advising and internship programs. 

The Psychology Research Empowerment Program (PREP): The PREP program seeks to strengthen the first-year to Ph.D. pipeline for students who are the first in their families to attend college, from low-income backgrounds or members of groups that are underrepresented in psychology graduate programs.

The Justice Thurgood Marshall Center – The Justice Thurgood Marshall Center at P.S. 103 in Baltimore City is a priority project of the Judge Alexander Williams Jr. Center for Education, Ethics and Justice that aims to bring attention to the needs of West Baltimore by engaging with key local stakeholders and businesses. The Center plans to implement strategic initiatives and programs designed to revitalize and uplift the people of this community over the next decade and beyond.

For more information on resources and programs available at the college level, visit the BSOS Diversity home page

Gifts in support of the University of Maryland are accepted and managed by the University of Maryland College Park Foundation, Inc., an affiliated 501(c)(3) organization authorized by the Board of Regents. Contributions to the University of Maryland are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Please see your tax advisor for details.

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Local Networking

Provides assistance for local travel, parking and off-campus events such as network or internships


Professional Conferences

Provides conference registration fees or expenses related to attending conferences


Professional Membership

Provides annual membership dues to professional organizations or scientific societies.


Conference Travel

Provides assistance to cover the cost of attending professional or scientific conferences (airfare, accommodations, etc)


Academic Development

Provides a modest stipend to supplement resources needed to cover living expenses when accepting unpaid internships or when participating in unpaid BSOS-department-based research experiences during fall, winter, or spring terms. Also supplements study materials for GRE, LSAT, or MCAT for those interested in graduate school, law school, or medical school.

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