The Taylor and Brandon Cole Student Experience Endowment and the Taylor and Brandon Cole Student Experience Current-Use Fund will support undergraduate student stipends for experiential learning opportunities – such as internships, research or service learning – in the Department of Psychology in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.
Taylor Cantwell Cole ’05 and Brandon S. Cole ’01 firmly believe that professional preparation opportunities are essential to student growth and career readiness. Unfortunately, many students lack the financial wherewithal to take advantage of experiential learning opportunities. As a practicing clinician in the mental health field, Taylor believes internships and field experience proves to be invaluable when preparing students for post-graduate work. It is for this reason that they are establishing this endowment to support undergraduate stipends for experiential learning opportunities for students within the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland. These funds will provide exceptional students funding support for experiential learning initiatives.