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The Scholarship Management Program


Calendar Year 2016


“Scholarship Management” is based at the University of Maryland College Park, Maryland campus located just outside of Washington, DC.


The program is open to current government and nonprofit practitioners. Up to 25 public officials may beselected to participate in each program.

Program Summary

“Scholarship Management” is a short-term skill improvement and professional executive training program that offers an examination of various approaches to scholarship management and allows participants the opportunity to interact with leading experts from public and quasi-public agencies, non-governmental organizations, and private foundations to examine the challenges to, and opportunities for, successful design and implementation of scholarship programs. The goal of the program is to provide lessons-learned interaction with agency experts with experience in the creation, design, granting, monitoring, and evaluation of scholarship and fellowship programs, combined with analytical and evaluative tools for assessing markets, program quality, and impact.

The two-week executive education program explores the following four themes important for managing a scholarship program:

  • Management of the scholarship:  budgeting, tracking, administering, monitoring and evaluating
  • Selection process: how to select the right cohort based on objectives from the agencies
  • Effective alumni management:  How to best take advantage of the skills and talents of the scholarship participants when they return and how to maintain an alumni group
  • Best practices on scholarship design, management, and evaluation

Illustrative Faculty

The program will utilize Maryland faculty to conduct the classroom sessions and/or organize relevantsite visits. Should any of the named faculty need to be replaced, alternate faculty with comparablen credentials will be provided.

Douglas Besharov, Professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, Nonresident Senior Fellow with the Global Business & Economics Program at the Atlantic Council, President of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management.

Robert Grimm, Professor of the Practice and Director, Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership, University of Maryland; former Director of Research and Policy Development and Senior Counselor to the CEO at the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Tom Hilde, Senior Lecturer at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, Director of the School’s Indonesia Program, and Edmond J. Safra Network Fellow at Harvard University.

Anthony McCann, former Assistant Secretary of the US Departments of Veterans Affairs and Health and Human Services. Former senior Congressional staff and Maryland State Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Instructional Materials

The School will provide instructional materials for the program, consisting of a comprehensive program binder with copies of power point presentations and articles and other readings as appropriate, books and other supplemental texts.

Citation of Program Completion

An individual Citation of Program Completion will be issued by the School and provided to the participants after the successful completion of the course of study.


The program cost of $6,500 per participant covers tuition, instructional materials (binders of readings and case studies), lead faculty and guest instructors, site visit transportation, classrooms with audio- visual, shuttle from the hotel to the campus classroom, and snacks/meals during the program day.


Please contact Tom Kennedy, Director of Executive Programs, at 301.405.6227 or tkennedy@umd.edu for more information.