Why Give?

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Why Give to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore?

….because Hawks soar through obstacles!

50% of our students are Pell Grant Eligible

52% of our students are First Generation College Students

On average, UMES students graduate with at least $20,000 in Student Loan Debt

30% of student aid comes from alumni and friends of the University

“Before I came here, I believed that aspirations were an obscure luxury reserved for those with the ability to afford them.  Luckily, I have you to thank for helping me find out that dreams are not only accessible, but also necessary for human existence.”  
Lance Morris, Class of 2018

“Thank you to all of the supporters of UMES.  While aiming for success as an undergrad, I plan to give back to my Alma Mater once I graduate.”  
Justin Matthews, Class of 2016 

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