Scholarships

Scholarships

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.

The University of Maryland is actively monitoring the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and you can view the University's updates on it's response at https://umd.edu/virusinfo

Students experiencing financial difficulty or crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic may apply for emergency financial assistance through the UMD Student Crisis Fund

Current students can also apply for the UMD Emergency Financial Aid Grant funding through the Office of Student Financial Aid. 

If you have any questions, please contact our Program Director for Recruitment and Student Engagement, April Brohawn at abrohawn@umd.edu.

New (Admitted) Freshmen & IAA 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 2021 or Spring 2022 in majors within the College of AGNR is now closed.

Note: Students who have received merit aid from the University are still eligible to apply for college- and department-level scholarship funds. University-level merit aid notices were released late-February. Additionally, you do not need to commit to UMD prior to applying for these scholarships or receiving a scholarship offer -- however, if offered an award, you will only receive the funds if you enroll. 

The deadline to submit a New Freshman Scholarship application was March 1, 2021. Students who submit their application by the deadline are automatically considered for every scholarship administered by AGNR for which they are eligible.

Notifications will be sent by April 1, 2021.

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

If you missed the deadline to apply, you can apply for the current and new transfer scholarship awards but please note that decisions will not be released until this summer. 

Current Student & 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 is due by May 15, 2021.

Newly admitted IAA or Freshmen are also eligible to apply if they did not receive a new student award or missed that application deadline. 

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. Notifications will be released by July 1, 2021. 

Click here to access the application

Study Abroad Scholarships

At this time Study Abroad scholarship applications are on hold as the University of Maryland assesses the potential impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on future programs. 

Please check back for updates.

Departmental Scholarship Opportunities

Animal Science Scholarships

Plant Science and Landscape Architecture

Environmental Science and Technology

Most other departments have scholarship funds but do not have a posted application process. Please contact your advisor or the department for more information. 

External Scholarships

For a listing of active external scholarships, visit the AGNR Undergraduate Blog 
 

Scholarship Resources

Emergency Funding Opportunities

If you are experiencing a hardship or other emergency financial need, please see the information above regarding opportunities at the University level through the UMD Student Crises Fund and Office of Student Financial Aid

Additionally, if you are a Maryland Resident, we encourage you to apply for the Catherine M. Brinkley Fund loan program. We're accepting applications on a rolling basis. 

At this time all available AGNR Scholarships for AY 2020-21 have been awarded.