The Maker Family established the Syvia K. Epstein Maryland Promise Scholarship Fund in memory of Syvia K. Epstein in 2020. The Syvia K. Epstein Maryland Promise Scholarship Fund provides need-based scholarships for undergraduate students in the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences.
Having grown up during the Great Depression, one of Syvia’s greatest regrets was that she was unable to afford to go to college. She felt that the attainment of a college degree could help lead to success in life, and she worked to ensure that her three daughters graduated from the University of Maryland. It would be an honor for Syvia to know that deserving students who share her belief in education will benefit from a college education in her name.