Contact Spirit of MD

0110 Adele H. Stamp Student Union
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742


Call for Nominations

TO: Deans, Directors, and Department Heads
All Student Leaders
FROM: Joe Calizo, Assistant Director of Student Activities, Adele H. Stamp Student Union -- Center for Campus Life
DATE: September 11, 2017
RE: The 2017 Spirit of Maryland Award
I am writing on behalf of the 2017 Homecoming Committee to request your assistance in 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 28, 2017. 

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 2018 and does not have the current 90 academic credit senior status, (s)he may still be eligible to apply. 

Please inform other members of your organization/department about this award and encourage them to nominate eligible students. You may access the Spirit of Maryland nomination form and application form at then click on the Spirit of Maryland Award link. Nominations are due by 4:00pm on Friday, September 22, 2017. 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, October 6, 2017 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. 

Please contact me at 301-314-2243 should you have any questions regarding the Spirit of Maryland Award. Thank you for your assistance