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#GivingDay: Give to the Department of African American Studies  

Donations are a vital part of assisting all that we do in the Department of African American Studies at the University of Maryland. Your gift today will establish an impact that will ripple into the future of our students and research. 
Collectively there are six scholarships, funds, and endowments within the Department of African American Studies that have been set up for students enrolled in African American Studies and/or fuel operational costs within the department. 
If you are able, we hope you will lend your support by making a donation to one or more of these donor opportunities within the UMD Department of African American Studies.

 

Undergraduate Giving Opportunities

Study Abroad Fund

The African American Studies Study Abroad Fund provides scholarship support to enable students to participate in study abroad programs hosted by the Department of African American Studies. 

Donate to the Study Abroad Fund.

 

John B. Slaughter Endowment 

The John B. Slaughter Endowment in Science, Technology, and the Black Community awards four scholarships to attract the most talented undergraduate students to the Department of African American Studies. This endowment also supports a lecture series that brings distinguished scholars to the College Park campus for four lectures each year.

Donate to the John B. Slaughter Endowment in Science, Technology, and the Black Community.

 

Rhonda M. Williams Undergraduate Scholarship

The Rhonda M. Williams Undergraduate Scholarship awards financial support to undergraduate students pursuing a degree in African American Studies. This scholarship highlights and recognizes the life and work of Dr. Rhonda M. Williams in the department’s program and multicultural education communities.
Donate to the Dr. Rhonda M. Williams Undergraduate Scholarship. 

 

Veronica Coates Scholarship Fund 

The Veronica Coates Scholarship Fund provides scholarship support to students majoring in African American Studies. Proceeds from Coates' autobiography (available for purchase on Amazon) directly support this fund. Should this fund reach the minimum endowment threshold, all contributions donated into this current-use scholarship account will be converted and transferred into the endowed fund.

Donate to the Veronica Coates Scholarship Fund. 

 

Operational Support

Friends of African American Studies Fund

The Friends of African American Studies Fund provides unrestricted funds used for the department’s operating expenses.
Donate to the Friends of African American Studies Fund.

 

Judge Alexander Williams Jr. Center for Education, Justice, and Ethics Fund

The Judge Alexander Williams Jr. Center for Education, Justice, and Ethics Fund supports the Center's impactful research, programming, and advocacy initiatives.

Donate to the Judge Alexander Williams Jr. Center for Education, Justice, and Ethics Fund.

 

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