The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences congratulates all of the students who were recently named as Philip Merrill Presidential Scholars. We also congratulate the faculty members and K-12 teachers who helped to mentor these accomplished students.
Established in 2004 by the award's namesake friend of the university, the Philip Merrill Presidential Scholars Program builds a community of scholars, faculty members, and K-12 teachers who recognize and celebrate the importance of teaching and mentoring the next generation. The program provides $1,000 scholarships, which are awarded in the K-12 teacher’s name to another student from that school district who will attend UMD in the fall of 2021.
The BSOS students honored this year are:
Julia Reicin, Geographic Information Science, Psychology
Teacher Mentor: Paul Jacobson, Winston Churchill High School, Potomac, MD
Faculty Mentor: Julie Silva, Department of Geographical Sciences
Dhruva Someshwar, Government & Politics
Teacher Mentor: Sylvia Kim, James Hubert Blake High School, Silver Spring, MD
Faculty Mentor: Mark Forrester, English
Mary Yilma, Economics, Mathematics
Teacher Mentor: Paul Kevin Moose, Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, MD
Faculty Mentor: Jessica Goldberg, Economics
Angela Roberts, Journalism, Criminal Justice and Criminology
Teacher Mentor: Nicole Sitler, Peters Township High School, McMurray, PA
Faculty Mentor: Sean Mussenden, Journalism
For more information, and for the full list of winners, visit www.ugst.umd.edu/merrill.