Meyerhoff Scholars Program

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July 2009

Jasmine McDonald Ph.D. (M11) Earns Degree from Harvard University

Posted on July 15, 2009 9:52 AM |Permalink

Dr. Jasmine McDonald (M11) '03, biochemistry and molecular biology recently earned a Ph.D. from Harvard University with a degree in biological sciences in public health immunology and infectious diseases.

Dr. McDonald plans to pursue a post doctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.

2009-2011 Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowships at UMBC

Posted on July 15, 2009 10:20 AM |Permalink


Under the auspices of the University System of Maryland, the National Science Foundation, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Park, the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Bridge to the Doctorate program seeks to encourage and support LSAMP students pursuing advanced degrees in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematical (STEM) fields.

Graduate school is an important step in preparing for your professional career. The Bridge to the Doctorate Program can assist you in this endeavor by providing financial and academic support. Our staff is available to assist you in completing this application packet. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

Dr. Renetta G. Tull
Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Development
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
(410) 455-1842,

For best consideration, please submit materials by Friday, July 24, 2009.

For an information sheet, click here.

For an application, click here.

Congratulations to the M6 Cohort for Winning the Giving Challenge

Posted on July 17, 2009 11:28 AM |Permalink

The Meyerhoff Cohort Giving Challenge presents an annual opportunity for alumni to demonstrate both their appreciation for the program that gave them so much, and their commitment to future Meyerhoff Scholars. In the spirit of healthy competition, the cohort with the highest participation of giving each year will be recognized on the Meyerhoff website and on a plaque in the Scholarship Program office.

Congratulations to the M6's for winning the 2008-2009 challenge with 36% participation!

For more information about the cohort giving challenge and to make a gift toward the 2009-2010 challenge, click here.

W. Lawrence Neeley, Jr., Ph.D. (M5), in Washington Post

Posted on July 27, 2009 8:54 AM |Permalink

W. Lawrence Neeley, Jr., Ph.D. (M5), was quoted in a July 26 Washington Post article about the arrest of Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Read the full article.

Neeley graduated from UMBC in 1998 with a degree in mechanical engineering, and earned his Ph.D. from Stanford in 2007.

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