Celebration of Scholarships
Michael L. Cherry Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship History

Established in 1985 in memory of Michael L. Cherry, by the the University chapter of the Black Engineers Society, in conjunction with the Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering and Michael's friends and family. The income shall be used to provide an annual scholarship to an active student member of the Black Engineers Society in the A. James Clark School of Engineering.

Donor Statement

Michael Cherry, a 1984 Electrical Engineering graduate of the University of Maryland, was killed in an automobile accident on October 29, 1985. He is remembered for his persistence and hard work when he had to commute from his home in Baltimore to a full time job in College Park, all while pursuing his engineering degree as a full time student at the University of Maryland. These hardships never stopped him from showing a profound dedication to helping others along the way. Whether it was his love and passion for teaching and playing basketball, or the time he would take to tutor and inspire students in their studies of the game of both life and Engineering, Mike cared. When the Black Engineers Society needed someone to help, they knew they could always count on him. The scholarship will be awarded to an individual who best exemplifies some of the qualities Michael manifested during his brief sojourn through the lives of those who remember him.
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2011 - 2012 Scholar

2010 - 2011 Scholar

2009 - 2010 Scholar

2008 - 2009 Scholar

2007 - 2008 Scholar

2006 - 2007 Scholar

2005 - 2006 Scholars

2004 - 2005 Scholar

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