What is Sondheim?

The Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars Program offers a prestigious scholarship to attend UMBC. Sondheim scholars come from all majors on campus, but they are united by their passion for public service and public affairs. Sondheim scholars make a difference on and off campus through service-learning, excel in their academic pursuits, and participate in Sondheim-sponsored activities and programs.


four students working on an assembly line for a group project.
Nicole Walker ’27 (second from left) and fellow Sondheim Scholars getting work experience on-site.


“I would say the experience was my first insight into the program and its values. It was a bonding moment with the other Sondheims. That day we learned the significance of our contributions to a community.”

– Nicole Walker ’27, Global Studies