College of Agriculture & Natural Resources


Through the generosity of alumni, industry partners, and friends of the college, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) offers scholarships to talented undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in one of our academic majors. AGNR scholarships are awarded based on merit, scholarship application materials, and a variety of other factors. Please review the following sections to determine which scholarships you are eligible to apply for. If you have any questions, please contact our Scholarship Coordinator, Hollin Van Buren at

Study Abroad Scholarships

Winter 2019/Spring 2019:
The study abroad application is now available for students who will travel this Winter 2019 or Spring 2019. Applications are due by November 1, 2018. Scholarship awards will be released in early December 2018. Only students receiving a scholarship will be notified. 
Applications for Summer 2019/Fall 2019 will be due on May 1, 2019.

New Freshmen Scholarships

The scholarship program for entering freshmen is competitive and based on academic merit, scholarship materials, and a variety of other factors. The scholarship application for prospective students who have been recently admitted to the University of Maryland for Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 in majors within AGNR are no longer available. Completed applications were due on March 1, 2018. Applicants who submitted a complete application by the March 1, 2018 deadline received an e-mail notification regarding their scholarship decision as of April 1st. 

Students who submitted their application by the deadline were automatically considered for every scholarship administered by AGNR for which they are eligible. 

It is recommended that admitted students also visit their AGNR department's website for any additional scholarships that may be administered through private funds. 

Current/Transfer Student Scholarships

Scholarships for current and transfer students are awarded annually by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The Current/Transfer student Application is now open and will be due by May 15, 2018. Applicants will be considered for every scholarship administered by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources for which they are eligible. Only students receiving a scholarship will be notified. Scholarship awards will be released towards the end of July 2018.

Graduate Student Scholarships

Graduate students in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) are welcome to apply for scholarships for the Fall 2018 school year. Online applications will become available in August 2018. The deadline to submit the online application is September 15th, 2018

Graduate Student Scholarship Application

Departmental Scholarship Opportunities

Animal Science Scholarships

Plant Science and Landscape Architecture

External/Outside Scholarships 

The scholarships below are not affiliated with the University of Maryland, College Park or the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. These scholarships are administered outside the college through private or public organizations and companies. Since the college does not distribute or review applications for these scholarships, it is not responsible for criteria or recipient selection. Applications for these scholarships must be sent directly to the specified organizations. 

Most scholarships are offered annually. Therefore, if a deadline listed below is past the due date, it will most likely be offered around that same month and day the following year. Please contact the company or organization directly for current information.

List of External/Outside Scholarship Opportunities:

Scholarship Name Application Deadlinesort descending Max Amount
Financial Aid & Scholarships for Minority Students $10,000
Dreamkeepers Emergency Assistance Grant $500-$1,500
Global Student Entrepreneur Awards
The Maryland State Fair Scholarship July 1, 2017 $2,000
The Marlin K. Hoff Scholarship July 1, 2017 $2,000
Gene Iagar Agricultural Scholarship July 1, 2017 $5,000.00
True-U Scholarship December 14, 2017 $500-2,500
Annie’s Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship January 5, 2018 Varies
Certified Angus Beef Colvin Scholarship Award January 15, 2018 $1000-$5000
American Horse Publications Student Award January 19, 2018 $1,000
The Thomas Soldan Healthy Communities Scholarship January 31, 2018 $500.00
The Steve Duckett Local Conservation Scholarship January 31, 2018 $500
The Seth Okin Good Deeds Scholarship January 31, 2018 $500
Edward V. Goetz Environmental Science Scholarship March 15, 2018 $2000
The Ed Tayter Outstanding Citizen Scholarship March 31, 2018 $500
National Organization of Professional Hispanic Natural Resources Conservation Service Employees March 31, 2018 $1,000
Delmarva Poultry Industry Scholarship April 2, 2018 $1500-$4000
Environmental Research and Education Foundation Scholarship April 16, 2018 $14,400
American Society of Agronomy April 18, 2018
Bright Futures: 'Unpaid Internship' Scholarship Fund April 23, 2018 $250-1,250
Maryland Parent and Family Association Student Scholarship Award May 11, 2018 $2,000
National Poultry & Food Distributors Association (NPFDA) Scholarship May 31, 2018 $2000-$2500
Maryland Grain Producers Association Scholarship June 1, 2018 $2500
Collegiate Inventors Competition June 8, 2018 $1500
Goodwin & Scieszka Innovation Scholarship (interest in law/legal affairs) July 2, 2018 $1,000
PlushBeds Green/Environmental Scholarship August 15, 2018 $1000
K9 Carts Annual Scholarship August 31, 2018 $1000
Student Loan Planner Vet School Scholarship 2018 August 31, 2018 $500.00
Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan October 11, 2018 $2500-4000
Extreme Terrain's Student Scholarship October 15, 2018 $3,000
National Eagle Scout Association Scholarship October 31, 2018 $2,500-50,000
Scholarship for Horticulture and Landscape Design November 1, 2018 $500.00
Colonial Agricultural Educational Foundation Endowment November 1, 2018 $1,500
Turner Pest Control Scholarship November 1, 2018 $1,500
Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. Beef Industry Scholarship November 9, 2018 $1,500
The Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship November 20, 2018 $50,000
Critical Language Scholarship November 27, 2018 Varies by program
National Corn Growers Association- Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship December 1, 2018 $1000
Jerry Minore Scholarship Available for Agricultural Related Degree Seekers December 1, 2018 $1,500
The Kerri Castellini Women's Leadership Scholarship December 15, 2018 $500
Brighter Blooms Nursery December 20, 2018 $500
Minority Students in Veterinary Medicine Scholarship December 31, 2018 $500.00
The Price Benowitz Make a Difference Scholarship December 31, 2018 $500
The Expert Institute's Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Scholarship December 31, 2018 $1,000
The National FFA Scholarship Program January 1, 2019 Varies by program
Pork Industry Scholarships January 1, 2019 $2000-5000
Garden Club of America January 1, 2019 Varies by award
Charlotte W. Newcombe Scholarship January 4, 2019 $800-$1500
Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement January 11, 2019 $10,000
NOAA Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship for Sophomores January 31, 2019 $8,000
Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland, Inc. Scholarships February 1, 2019 $2,500
Tillman Military Scholarship at the University of Maryland February 1, 2019 $10,000
Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership-Public Service Scholarship Program February 1, 2019 $3,000
Boren Scholarship - National Security Education Program February 7, 2019 $8000-20000
Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative February 15, 2019 $1000
American Society for Enology and Viticulture Scholarship March 1, 2019 Varies by year
John Kitt Memorial Scholarship March 5, 2019 $5000
The Morris K. Udall Scholarship March 7, 2019 $5000
Virginia Beach Defense Group Future Resources Scholarship March 31, 2019 $500
Chad Dulin Clark Memorial Scholarship April 1, 2019 $1000 Academic Scholarships April 1, 2019 $500-$1,000
Mangum Memorial Scholarship for Ornamental Horticulture & Related Studies April 1, 2019 $2,000
Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship April 19, 2019 $10,000
IWLA National Conservation Scholarship May 15, 2019 $2,500
Maryland Nursery, Landscape, and Greenhouse Association Scholarships May 15, 2019 $5,000.00
Demetrios Agathangelides Scholarship-Agricultural Sciences Award July 31, 2019 $1000
Lawnstarter Lawntrepreneur Scholarship December 31, 2019 $1000
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