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Student Scholarship Q&A: Kirley Silva, information systems

Every so often, we highlight the importance of student scholarships by introducing you to the very students they help to succeed. Today, we’re featuring Kirley Silva ‘15, information systems, who is an Esperanza Scholarship recipient. This scholarship is awarded to a student of Latino or Hispanic ancestry who demonstrates commitment to the advancement of minorities, especially of Latino or Hispanic descent. Name: Kirley Silva Major: Information systems Scholarship(s): Esperanza Scholarship Q: Why did you decide to attend UMBC? As an honors university, I chose UMBC for its challenging and prestigious academics, as well as for its amazing support system and… Continue Reading Student Scholarship Q&A: Kirley Silva, information systems

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Jazz Brunch Raises $1000 for Scholarships

Recently, the Chapter of Black and Latino Alumni hosted their annual Jazz Brunch. The event brings together alumni from across the years for fellowship and food. It is also an opportunity to raise money and awareness for the Second Generation and Esperanza Scholarships. Thanks to attendees at this year’s event, the Chapter was able to raise $1,000 for those funds. For many of our alums, giving back to UMBC is an important part of acknowledging all they’ve received in their lives. “My experience as an undergraduate student at UMBC was not only memorable but life changing,” says Dr. Yvette Mozie-Ross ’88,… Continue Reading Jazz Brunch Raises $1000 for Scholarships

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