Drs. Evan and Jill Chafitz established the Chafitz Family Endowed Scholarship in May 2016 to provide need-based scholarships for undergraduate students in Pre-Health programs, including Pre-Dental students who are in good academic standing, who have completed at least 24 credit hours. Preference will go towards students who may be unable to continue in the education due to extenuating financial circumstances.
Evan and Jill are great Terp parents - in 2017 their son, Tyler, graduated from UMD and their daughter, Alison, will begin her studies as a freshman. As medical professionals, they understand the financial strain on enrolled undergraduate students with unmet financial need, especially those who wish to attend medical or dental school upon graduation.