NEW YORK — The University of Maryland’s Bovards Scholars program aims at bringing back the prestige of its venerable alumni and its former academic members, who have long been a part of the university’s fabric.
The program has grown from a tiny group of former scholars to more than 100 scholars now in their 50s and 60s, according to the program’s website.
“Bovards scholars have been an integral part of our mission, which is to develop and disseminate scholarly knowledge, and to advance the mission of our university,” said Bovars director of interdisciplinary studies, Mark Bovardi.
The new Bovds program, which opened in late June, has attracted the attention of several prominent academic institutions.
It is now one of several initiatives to revive BovARDS, a program that has been dormant for years.
The Bovarts program began with a $1 million scholarship awarded in 1990.
The group now has more than 2,000 students, according, and it offers a full tuition-free bachelor’s degree at a program cost of about $30,000 per year.
The original Bovords Scholars program was an effort to help preserve and advance the work of former academics who were deeply engaged in the campus community.
The program has been revived under new leadership, which includes new leadership at the University of Baltimore and a faculty advisory council.
The initiative has attracted national and international attention.
The University at Buffalo’s College of Arts and Sciences, which has an academic section of the program, hosted the first Bovands Scholars program last year.
The first batch of recipients were among several dozen academics who applied for the scholarship.
Bovars scholarship recipients were also among those who received invitations to join the faculty advisory councils of the University at Berkeley, the University College London and other institutions.
The scholarship program also has attracted some criticism, with critics saying the program has not provided financial aid to deserving students, has failed to recruit the brightest and most promising scholars, and that Bovarshakers have not done a good job of engaging with current and prospective students.
The Bovs Scholars program has also drawn criticism for its high tuition and fees, which critics say discourage students from applying.
Bodily injuries and deaths attributed to Bovarks scholarship programs have been cited in a federal lawsuit filed against the university by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.BOVARDS PROGRAM FACILITIESThe Bivards Scholars programs aim to bring together alumni of the Ivy League schools of the mid-20th century with current students.
These include Howard University, Princeton University, Brown University, University of California at Berkeley and Yale University.
The four-year Bovards program will offer four- or five-year degrees, according the program website.
Some students may apply for more than one Bovarn program, said Bivars director, John C. Bodner.
A program of its own is also being developed to encourage more young people to pursue a degree in the sciences.
The new Bivards Scholars Program will allow more students to explore their interest in the humanities and to pursue their studies, Bodner said.BIVARD SCHOLARSHIPSHIPS are currently in the process of being developed and will be launched in the coming months, Bodener said.