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High School Hub: Young Researchers Fund 2024

High school students gather for GIS Day
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Project ended on April 06, at 11:59 PM EDT
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If you didn't make a gift on Giving Day, here's your chance to do it!

Invest in the next generation of researchers who will tackle humanity's grand challenges: climate change, deforestation, biodiversity loss, food insecurity, natural disasters, and more.

The Department of Geographical Sciences has developed a series of high school programs to ignite students' passion for geographical sciences and cultivate a deeper understanding of important issues for Earth and humanity.

Through engaging and interactive activities, our programs offer high school students the opportunity to explore the multifaceted aspects of geographical sciences. 

Your gift to the High School Hub will allow us to: 

The High School Hub has grown directly in response to the enthusiasm and need of our initial cohorts of high school students. On their behalf, we express our heartfelt gratitude for your support!

Learn more about the High School Hub.

Gifts in support of the University of Maryland are accepted and managed by the University of Maryland College Park Foundation, Inc., an affiliated 501(c)(3) organization authorized by the Board of Regents. Contributions to the University of Maryland are tax deductible as allowed by law. Please see your tax advisor for details.

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Explorer's Circle

Gifts at this level will cover the visit of one high school student to UMD on GIS Day in November.


Geographer's Guild

Gifts at this level will cover the attendance of a student, two guests and a teacher at the high school awards.


Cartographer's Consortium

Gifts at this level will defray the logistics costs for the high school awards.


Earth Scholar Patron

Gifts of this level will cover half of a stipend for one high school intern during the summer.


Earth Scholar Benefactor

Gifts of this level will cover the entire stipend of a high school intern during the summer.


Earth Scholar Legacy

Gifts at this level will allow the High School Hub to expand to more public schools next year.

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