Scholarships enable our academically and artistically talented students to devote time to their studies and take advantage of unparalleled growth opportunities while fostering excellence in their field.
Thoughtful support from alumni, parents and friends helps ensure that the School of Music has significant financial aid and can be more competitive with the top programs in the country—and to offer opportunities that transform our students' lives.
Please consider giving a tax-deductible donation to one or more of the following funds:
- School of Music Scholarships
- Chris Vadala Endowed Scholarship for Jazz
- Maryland Opera Studio Scholarship Fund
- Choral Scholars Fund
- University of Maryland Choirs Fund
- University of Maryland Band Fund
- Musicology Special Projects Fund
Your gift to the School of Music can have a dynamic impact on students, programs and faculty. Scholarship support, faculty fellowships and artist residencies are just a few of the giving opportunities available. Now, more than ever before, your donation to a music scholarship fund can have a transformative impact on future students being able to study music and pursue their passions here at Maryland. If you are able to give this season, please know that your gift can mean the world to a music student, especially during these difficult times for so many financially. Thank you for supporting the School of Music!
Donors who itemize can deduct cash contributions to the University of Maryland College Park Foundation to offset up to 100% of their income. Ordinarily, this income tax charitable deduction for cash gifts is limited to 60% of income. The 100% limit allows especially generous donors to reduce their 2020 federal income tax to zero. Existing carry-over rules still apply, so those who are even more generous can carry forward unused cash contribution deductions for up to five years. This makes it easier now more than ever for our most generous supporters to make a gift of a lifetime to the University of Maryland College Park Foundation. Please note that this only applies to “cash” donations. Always consult your advisor to determine what is best for your financial situation.