For more information on any of the programs listed below, please contact the I-Fund offices by email (I-Fund@micua.org) or phone (410-269-0306).
- Innovation Fund
The Innovation Fund gives Maryland’s independent colleges and universities the unrestricted resources to be proactive and assertive in pursuing their missions. One hundred percent of the contributions to this fund are distributed to member colleges and universities.
- Pooled Scholarship Fund
The Pooled Scholarship Fund helps ensure the benefits of an independent higher education are available to many qualified young men and women for whom the cost of college would otherwise be out of reach. Scholarships from this fund are awarded to students of all majors; the sole criterion for selection is financial need. Grants fund basic and emergency financial needs.
- Named Scholarships
Named Scholarships are an excellent way for business and foundation partners to demonstrate their commitment to higher education and to achieve particular branding or philanthropic goals across the State of Maryland. A minimum investment of $20,000 is required to create a Named Scholarship, providing a scholarship to one student at each I-Fund member college. Named Scholarships are awarded based on demonstrated financial need.
- Designated Scholarships
While the I-Fund is committed to providing support for all member colleges, it recognizes that some businesses or foundations may wish to honor institutional allegiances or support particular colleges. Designated Scholarships provide this vehicle.
- National Security Scholars Program
Focusing on the needs of the intelligence and defense industry in Maryland, the I-Fund's National Security Scholars Program (NSSP) offers opportunities for scholarship, assistance with national security clearance processing, internships, and future employment to students who attend an I-Fund member college or university. Additionally, the NSSP provides a network of opportunities to address current and future employment challenges of the national security industry in Maryland. Read more...