Lyn and Barry Chasen Fund

Serving the Maryland, Virginia & Washington, D.C. Areas

Established in 1990, the Lyn and Barry Chasen Fund helps students at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) pursue higher education by awarding annual scholarships.

Many scholarship recipients have overcome difficult life challenges, yet they continue to persevere and build successful careers. After obtaining their degrees, students have pursued careers in education, information systems management, financial management, engineering, and nursing, just to name a few.Lyn and Barry Chasen’s commitment and generosity have improved the lives of many individuals and families for more than 20 years. We’d like to congratulate the many students who have benefited from this program and recognize the Chasen family for their continued efforts to make a positive difference in the community.

Scholarship Recipients

Barbara A.
After working in the airline industry for many years, Barbara returned to school to earn a degree in psychology. She has a passion for helping others and plans to continue her education once her undergraduate degree is complete by attaining a master’s degree in education as well as a Ph.D. with a concentration in school counseling.

Scott C.
An undergraduate student working toward a degree in information systems management, Scott says that attending UMUC has been a blessing and that he has gained an immense understanding of the business world. When he isn’t attending class, Scott can be found helping the community through various charity and volunteer projects.

Katherine C.
Undergraduate student Katherine has persevered through many difficult life challenges, which she believes contributed to her true appreciation of her education and future career. In addition to being a business administration student at UMUC, Katherine works in the property management field and plans to pursue a master’s degree in business administration and complete a dual degree program in financial management.

Frederick J.
For the second year, undergraduate student Frederick has been awarded scholarship funding to pursue his degree in business administration. Frederick is the first person in his family to attend college and plans on using his degree to excel in his present career.

Jason V.
Jason grew up in a country where education is not a fundamental right, and, as a result truly values his opportunities to expand his education and professional skills as part of UMUC’s information assurance program. In addition to being an undergraduate student at UMUC, Jason is a single parent and works for a local company that provides information technology, engineering, and security services.

Amber V.
Working toward her bachelor’s degree in psychology, full-time UMUC student Amber is the first in her family to attend college. Amber also is a devoted mother and has worked in the home healthcare industry for several years. She plans on using her degree to focus on obtaining a career in the geriatric field so she can continue to provide care and support to the elderly.