There are two easy ways to make your tax-deductible donation to our program:
Mail your check made out to UMCPF with “CSS” in the subject line to:
Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Education
University of Maryland
Attention: Dr. Christopher A. Lester
4130 Campus Drive, Suite 1101
College Park, MD 20742
Thank you for supporting the College Success Scholars program. Your donation supports the retention of Black and Latino males enrolled in the program as well as further aids in their aspirations to academic, extracurricular, leadership, and professional development endeavors. The students enrolled in the program have a high rate of retention and graduation, engage in internship and research opportunities throughout the United States and abroad, travel to several countries throughout the world for education abroad experiences, and engage in leadership development programs that result in top tier career and graduate school opportunities. We have many student testimonials on our site, and your donations make these stories possible.
Your donation can directly support our scholars in the following areas:
Our Annual Gala is both a fundraiser and an opportunity to celebrate the enormous personal, academic, and professional efforts and accomplishment of scholars, parents, and the CSS community.
Giving Day is an annual fundraising event where people across the UMD community come together to support various programs and causes. One important cause that people can support on Giving Day is CSS. Donating to CSS can help break down barriers for Black and Latino male students and provide them with the resources and opportunities they need to succeed. Giving Day 2023 will be held on March 8, 2023.
Our professional development component provides field trip opportunities for our student to visit the International Monetary Fund, the U.S. Treasury, Inter-American Development Bank, Supreme Court, and other government, corporate, and nonprofit organizations. Businesses and organizations provide professional development workshops, internships, and research opportunities throughout the academic year.
The students engage in several team building and leader development activities at our two- to-three day annual fall and winter retreats.
Emergency Fund for Textbook, Tuition, and Living Expenses
The Emergency Fund provides a safety net for scholars who have exhausted all financial resources and would be forced to fall behind in their course of study or leave the University if they were unable to pay academic expenses.
The tutoring program provides ongoing one-on-one and group tutoring as well as review sessions for scholars. The tutoring program is essential to the ongoing academic success of our scholars and overall retention and graduation.
The multipurpose room provides an affirming, supportive environment for academic and social activities. The room is equipped with computer stations, free printing, study tables, couches, and other amenities that contribute to the ongoing personal, academic, and professional excellence of our residential and commuting scholars.