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New scholarship named after UMBC’s Freeman Hrabowski III promises $1.5B toward diversity-focused scientists

May 26, 2022

A new $1.5 billion scholarship fund for early-career scientists announced Thursday by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute will be named for Freeman Hrabowski III, the retiring University of Maryland Baltimore County president known for championing the diversification of the science world. The institute’s Freeman Hrabowski Scholars Program will fund up to 150 diversity-focused, early career scientists over the next 20 years. Every other year, the program will select 30 scholars for five years of financial backing that could be extended for another five years.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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