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 Roberts at

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.

Study Abroad Scholarships

Summer 2018/Fall 2018:
The study abroad application is now available for students who will travel this Summer 2018 or Fall 2018. Applications are due by May 1, 2018. Scholarship awards will be released in early June 2018. Only students receiving a scholarship will be notified. 
Applications for Winter 2019/Spring 2019 will be due on November 1, 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 Namesort descending Application Deadline Max Amount
The Expert Institute's Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Scholarship December 31, 2018 $1,000
American Horse Publications Student Award January 19, 2018 $1,000
American Society for Enology and Viticulture Scholarship March 1, 2018 Varies by year
Annie’s Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship January 5, 2018 Varies
Boren Scholarship - National Security Education Program February 8, 2018 $8000-20000
Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan April 11, 2018 $2500-4000
Bright Futures: 'Unpaid Internship' Scholarship Fund April 23, 2018 $250-1,250
Brighter Blooms Nursery July 20, 2018 $500
Certified Angus Beef Colvin Scholarship Award January 15, 2018 $1000-$5000
Chad Dulin Clark Memorial Scholarship April 1, 2019 $1000
Charlotte W. Newcombe Scholarship January 4, 2019 $800-$1500
Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. Beef Industry Scholarship August 1, 2018 $1,500
Collegiate Inventors Competition June 8, 2018
Colonial Agricultural Educational Foundation Endowment November 1, 2018 $1,500
Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership-Public Service Scholarship Program February 28, 2018 $3,000
Critical Language Scholarship November 1, 2018 $
Delmarva Poultry Industry Scholarship April 2, 2018 $1500-$4000
Demetrios Agathangelides Scholarship-Agricultural Sciences Award July 31, 2018 $1000
Dreamkeepers Emergency Assistance Grant $500-$1,500
Edward V. Goetz Environmental Science Scholarship March 15, 2017 $2000
Environmental Research and Education Foundation Scholarship April 16, 2018 $14,400
Extreme Terrain's Student Scholarship June 15, 2018 $3,000
Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement January 13, 2017 $10,000
Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland, Inc. Scholarships February 1, 2019 $2,500
FFA Scholarships February 8, 2017 $
Financial Aid & Scholarships for Minority Students $10,000
Gates Millennium Scholarship January 15, 2017 $12,000
Gene Iagar Agricultural Scholarship July 1, 2017 $5,000.00
Global Student Entrepreneur Awards $
Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship March 31, 2017 $10,000
Goodwin & Scieszka Innovation Scholarship (interest in law/legal affairs) July 2, 2018 $1,000
IWLA National Conservation Scholarship January 1, 0000 $2,500
Jerry Minore Scholarship Available for Ag Students December 31, 2016 $1,500
John Kitt Memorial Scholarship April 4, 2017 $5000
K9 Carts Annual Scholarship August 31, 2016 $1000
Lawnstarter Lawntrepreneur Scholarship May 1, 2017 $1000 Academic Scholarships April 1, 2017 $500-$1,000
Mangum Memorial Scholarship for Ornamental Horticulture & Related Studies May 2, 2017 $2,000
Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative February 17, 2017 $1000
Maryland Grain Producers Association Scholarship June 1, 2018 $2500
Maryland Nursery, Landscape, and Greenhouse Association Scholarships May 15, 2017 $5,000.00
Maryland Parent and Family Association Student Scholarship Award May 11, 2018 $2,000
Minority Students in Veterinary Medicine Scholarship December 31, 2018 $500.00
National Corn Growers Association- Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship December 1, 2017 $1000
National Eagle Scout Association Scholarship October 31, 2017 $2,500-50,000
National Organization of Professional Hispanic Natural Resources Conservation Service Employees March 31, 2018 $1,000
National Poultry & Food Distributors Association (NPFDA) Scholarship May 31, 2018 $2000-$2500
National Wheat Foundation Scholarship: Jerry Minore Memorial Scholarship December 31, 2016 $1,500
NOAA Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship for Sophomores January 29, 2016 $8,000
Orchid Care Scholarship May 1, 2017 $500
PlushBeds Green/Environmental Scholarship August 15, 2018 $1000
Pork Industry Scholarships January 1, 2019 $2000-5000 High School and University Writing Scholarships February 29, 2016 $500
Scholarship for Horticulture and Landscape Design May 1, 2018 $500.00
Stay Fit in College Scholarship Award October 18, 2015 $700
Student Loan Planner Vet School Scholarship 2018 August 31, 2018 $500.00
The Ed Tayter Outstanding Citizen Scholarship March 31, 2018 $500
The Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship February 1, 2018 $50,000
The Joseph M. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship Award January 10, 2016 $1000
The Kerri Castellini Women's Leadership Scholarship March 1, 2016 $500
The Law Office of Bradley R. Corbett Scholarship July 15, 2017 $2000
The Marlin K. Hoff Scholarship July 1, 2017 $2,000
The Maryland State Fair Scholarship July 1, 2017 $2,000
The Michael Kiely Strong Roots Scholarship March 1, 2016 $500.00
The Morris K. Udall Scholarship March 2, 2016 $5000
The National FFA Scholarship Program February 1, 2016
The Price Benowitz Social Justice Scholarship March 1, 2016 $500
The Seth Okin Good Deeds Scholarship January 31, 2018 $500
The Steve Duckett Local Conservation Scholarship January 31, 2018 $500
The Thomas Soldan Healthy Communities Scholarship January 31, 2018 $500.00
Tillman Military Scholarship at the University of Maryland February 1, 2019 $10,000
True-U Scholarship December 14, 2017 $500-2,500
Turner Pest Control Scholarship June 1, 2017 $1,500 College Scholarship June 15, 2017 $1000
Veterinary Student Scholarship Award December 31, 2017 $500.00
Virginia Beach Defense Group Future Resources Scholarship March 31, 2019 $500
William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship December 1, 2017 $1000
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