All of us at UMPS CARE Charities are thrilled to welcome Landen Oba and Serena Mangual to our family!

Landen and Serena are the 2022 All-Star College Scholarship recipients, and this is a very special year for UMPS CARE as it marks the first time we have been able to support not one, but two, recipients for this program.

Each All-Star College Scholarship recipient receives $10,000 annually – $40,000 over four years – to support their dream of a college degree, in addition to ongoing mentorship from Major League Baseball Umpires and their families to help ensure long-term success.

All recipients in this program were adopted later in life – at 13 years of age or older – as families who adopted older children have less time to save for a college education.

Landen was adopted at 13 and is enrolled at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland, where he plans to study social work. Serena was adopted a week before her 18th birthday. She plans on majoring in health science at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

To date, UMPS CARE has provided more than $300,000 in college scholarship funds for children adopted later in life. We are grateful for the support from Deloitte, Michael Alkin and generous donors for helping us expand this program to support two college students this year.

Learn more about our All-Star College Scholarship Program