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Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars Program



Jaynee' has twice received the Anita Maddox Jackson '80 and Everett Jackson Endowed Scholarship, and has built a special bond with UMBC alum Anita Maddox Jackson, as they both are from the Eastern Shore and major(ed) in Health Policy at UMBC. 


Ahmed Eissa, Nathan Rehr, and Valerie Parks
2012-2013 Jacob Blaustein Public Affairs Scholars in the Sondheim Scholarship Program. 

How to Give

UMBC has a strong tradition of giving back to the community.  The Sondheim Public Affairs Scholarship program supports talented undergraduates that want to do just that.  These students will work in government, non-profits, corporations and the community making a difference in the world and continuing the legacy of Walter Sondheim, Jr. Supporting the next generation of leaders is important to UMBC.  Giving to the Sondheim Public Affairs Scholarship program helps ensures the continued academic success of our students, while contributing to the educational opportunities of future public servants and leaders of our community. 

There are many ways for alumni and other supporters to give back to the Sondheim Public Affairs Scholarship Program, including mentoring current students, networking with soon-to-be graduates, sponsoring an internship, or speaking at a scholar seminar.

Make a gift to the Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars Program

Contact the program staff to learn more.