Nominate a Student for the Spirit of Maryland Award

2107 Spirit of Maryland Award winners Chetachi Ukejianya and Jane Lyons
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Please join us in honoring student involvement at the University of Maryland by nominating students for the Spirit of Maryland Award.

The Spirit of Maryland Award is presented annually, in lieu of a traditional Homecoming King or Queen honoree, to two members of the senior class who through their achievements have most exemplified the "spirit" of the University of Maryland. Criteria for the award include outstanding scholarship, leadership, campus involvement, community service, and communication skills. A committee composed of faculty, staff, and alumni interviews students who are advanced to the final round of the application process. The Spirit of Maryland Award is presented at the halftime of the Homecoming football game on October 13, 2018.

Please note that to apply for the Spirit of Maryland Award, a student must be recognized by the University as being of senior status, having 90+ academic credits* and having a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above. If the student is expected to graduate by May 2019 and does not have the current 90 academic credit senior status, (s)he may still be eligible to apply.

To access the Spirit of Maryland nomination form and application form, visit and click on the Spirit of Maryland Award link. 

Nominations are due by 4:00pm on Friday, September 7, 2018. Upon receipt of your nomination(s), The Stamp will provide nominees with web access to the Spirit of Maryland application. Applicants will be invited to submit their materials by Friday, September 21, 2018 for full consideration. All applications must be submitted through the web at Application submissions must be completed by 4:00pm on the appointed due date. 


Adele H. Stamp Student Union, Awards