USG Emergency Assistance Fund benefits students in dire economic need

The Universities at Shady Grove is working with its 9 university partners to identify students in greatest need of funds for food, technology support, housing, tuition and other emergencies.

Most USG students are faced with meeting these basic economic challenges; many are considering abandoning their drive to degree attainment.  You can help now. The fastest and most direct way to help these members of our community is with a contribution to the USG Emergency Assistance Fund. 


Recipients of USG Student Emergency Assistance Fund say Thank You

Why Give?

Quite simply, the Universities at Shady Grove is the driver to a brighter future for our region. Gifts to the Universities at Shady Grove change lives for the better. Every scholarship contribution goes far beyond tuition assistance, as our entire community benefits every time a student earns a degree.

  • Scholarship gifts help students stick with their drive to a degree
  • The need is great - even with federal grants, students can end up $6,000 in debt each year
  • Studies show bachelor and graduate degree holders contribute more to the local economy
  • 88% of Universities at Shady Grove graduates work in the region in their intended career field
  • You’ll get more than you give: students will always remember your kindness

A wide range of scholarship funds covering everything from textbooks to full tuition have been established at the Universities at Shady Grove. Help students achieve their goals. Give today.

Ways to Give

The Universities at Shady Grove accepts everything from cash to gifts of assets. 

Our legal name is: Universities at Shady Grove Foundation
Our tax ID number (EIN) is: 52-1125663

Give Now by making a tax deductible online gift with your credit card.

Due to campus buildings not being open at this time, please contact Richee Smith Andrews, Chief Advancement Officer,, for more information regarding options for sending checks and money orders, wire transfers, ACH and other giving options.

Planned Giving can protect your assets and your family while making a significant impact through a gift that costs nothing in your lifetime. To discuss your planned gift or creating a named scholarship, contact Tom Clifford, Major Gifts Director, at (301) 738-6334 or

Donations are tax deductible and are administered by the University System of Maryland Foundation, Inc. for the benefit of the Universities at Shady Grove.