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Spirit of Maryland Award Applicants Sought

By Maryland Today Staff

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2021 Spirit of Maryland Award, presented annually to two members of the senior class who through their achievements have most exemplified the “spirit” of the University of Maryland.

The award, which is announced during the Homecoming football game in lieu of a traditional king or queen honoree, recognizes students with outstanding scholarship, leadership, campus involvement, community service, and communication skills.

Applicants 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. Students expected to graduate by May 2022 who do not have the current 90 academic credit senior status may still be eligible to apply.

A committee composed of faculty, staff and alums then interviews students who advance to the final round of the application process.

Nomination forms are due by 4 p.m. Sept. 24. Contact Joseph Calizo, assistant director of student activities, at 301-314-2243 with any questions.

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