Friends of Waldo and Jean Burnside established the Waldo and Jean Burnside Spirit of Maryland Endowed Scholarship in November 2013 to support students from California or other states in the west such as Oregon, Washington, Nevada and Arizona. For more than six decades, Waldo H. Burnside ‘49 and Jean C. Burnside ‘50 have provided leadership, service and support to the University of Maryland. They have been integral in expanding the University’s reach to California, where they have lived since 1980. Waldo was inducted into the Alumni Association Hall of Fame in 2000. He is an emeritus trustee of the University of Maryland College Park Foundation, a former president of the Terrapin Club and served on the Maryland Educational Foundation board.