Give a gift that benefits our entire region: a contribution to the Universities at Shady Grove’s (USG) General Scholarship Fund. A gift to general scholarships at USG puts your dollars to work where they are needed the most, helping deserving students with tuition and fee support as they pursue their degrees.

Approximately 65% of students at USG qualify for financial assistance, but only about half of the students who apply for scholarships are awarded, due to lack of funds. Many of those students will be left with no choice but to abandon their academic pursuits. Your gift to the General Scholarship Fund offers hope.

Here are a few past scholarship recipients to tell you how much your contribution means to a student and our community.

Audrey Awasom
Founder & CEO, Noble Uprising
'18 graduate from UMD at USG


Cinthia Martinez
Regional Marketing Manager, QIAGEN
'22 graduate from UMD at USG

Marianeli De Leon
‘21 graduate from UMD at USG
Currently in UMD master’s program in Journalism


To contribute, USM Foundation website and make a tax-deductible gift to the Universities at Shady Grove General Scholarship Fund. If you would like to mail your gift, please make checks out to The Universities at Shady Grove Foundation and mail to: USG Office of Advancement, 9636 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, MD 20850. If you would like to discuss other ways to give, please contact Tom Clifford at (301) 738-6334 or