'Keep Me Maryland' emergency fundraising continues
University of Maryland officials launched a fundraising campaign last year that was totally different. They didn't ask for huge donations to build stadiums or academic buildings. They asked anyone would could afford it to give whatever they could to help a student stay in school.
"Keep Me Maryland" has raised more than half a million dollars so far. Students experiencing financial problems can apply for small awards of $500 to $1,500 to help them make ends meet. Although the economy has improved since then, students are still in financial need and the campaign continues on.
For the next month, Maryland students can donate extra dining credits to the fund. When students tried a similar fundraiser in March and raised more than $22,000.
The fundraiser, which runs through Dec. 1, was organized by the Student Government Association, dining services, the Residence Hall Association and a campus service group called Jelly for the Belly.
| November 3, 2010; 9:41 AM ET
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