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Veterans Initiative

Veterans Initiative Fund 

Terp Vets Welcome BackThrough the University of Maryland Veterans Initiative the University is taking the lead nationally in providing services to our veterans, and has become a model for other colleges and universities developing a comprehensive approach to the needs of veterans. The UM Veterans Initiative provides the incentive and support necessary to help veterans achieve their academic and personal goals and enhances the support offered by the GI Bill.  We believe it is a privilege and a responsibility to provide the best possible opportunity for veterans to obtain the education and skills they desire. These men and women have made enormous sacrifices for our nation, and the University takes pride in promoting their readjustment to academic and civilian life and their continued success. We invite interested donors to join us in this important endeavor.


To make a gift to the Veterans Initiative Fund, please click here.

Edward and Janet Friedson Memorial Scholarship


The Edward and Janet Friedson Memorial Veterans Scholarship was established by the Friedson family in Ed and Janet's loving memory. Ed served as a Marine underwater demolitions expert during WWII. They became active Terps fans after opening Standard Pontiac in College Park in 1954 and were committed to educational causes, founding a career training program for incarcerated youths and a mentoring program for inner-city students.


To make a gift to the Edward and Janet Friedson Memorial Veterans Scholarship, please click here .

Paul E. and Jane F. Butler Veterans Scholarship Fund


The Paul E. and Jane F. Butler Scholarship provides annual scholarships for veterans with financial need who are enrolled in the Robert H. Smith School of Business. 


To make a gift to the Paul E. and Jane F. Butler Scholarship fund, please click here.

Ernest M. Willcher Scholarship Fund

DSC The Ernest M. Willcher Veterans Scholarship was established in loving memory by   his wife and sons to support veteran students at the University of Maryland   College Park. Ernest was dedicated to education and earned a BS from the   University of Maryland and a degree from the Washington College of Law. He was   the proud father of two sons who also graduated from the University of Maryland. 


 To make a gift to the Ernest M. Willcher Scholarship fund, please click here



UM Veterans Family Scholarship Fund

New Terp Vets

The UM Veterans Family Scholarship Fund was created with the purpose of supporting annual undergraduate scholarships to dependents, spouses or domestic partners of current Veterans.


To make a gift to the UM Veterans Family Scholarship Fund, please click here.

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