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Dr. Mabel S. Spencer Award for Excellence in Graduate Achievement

The Spencer Award, established by the daughters of Dr. Mabel S. Spencer, honors the memory and outstanding professional achievements of Dr. Spencer. It carries a stipend of at least $20,000 and candidacy tuition remission (if not covered by other tuition remission). 

Dr. Spencer taught at the University of Maryland from 1948 to 1968. Her energy, dynamic personality, and commitment to bringing about the positive change made her a leader in the University community. Dedicated to programs and activities that advanced the interests of women at the University, Dr. Spencer was also known for her extraordinary ability to communicate with and provide assistance to her students, especially those from underrepresented minorities and from foreign countries. 

Eligible candidates are University of Maryland doctoral students who will have reached candidacy by August 1, 2024. 

Nomination Deadline:  Departments/Programs may nominate ONE student for this award.  Nomination deadline is noon on Wednesday, February 28, 2024. *

*Eligible students must contact their department for the department’s internal deadline.

Dr. Mabel S. Spencer Award Guidelines and Nomination Cover Sheet

Past Award Winners

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