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

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

At this time we do not expect any changes to the AGNR Scholarship deadlines or release timelines. If changes are made, students/applicants will be notified via email and the information will be posted on this website. 

If you have any questions, please contact our Program Director for Recruitment and Student Engagement, April Brohawn 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 2020 or Spring 2021 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. 

The deadline to submit a New Freshman Scholarship application is March 8, 2020. 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 8, 2020.

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 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 available NOW and is due by May 15, 2020. 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. 

Click here to access the Current and Transfer Student Scholarship Application. 

All scholarship awards for academic year 2019-20 have been released. If you have any questions or have emergency financial need, please contact April Brohawn at

Study Abroad Scholarships

Summer 2020/Fall 2020

The study abroad application for students traveling in Summer 2020 or Fall 2020 will be available in March and due on May 1, 2020. Only students receiving a scholarship will be notified.


Graduate Student Scholarships

The Graduate students scholarship application for students in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) are closed for the 2019-20 academic year. Please check back in Fall 2020 for information regarding 2020-21 scholarships. 

Departmental Scholarship Opportunities

External Scholarships

List of External/Outside Scholarship Opportunities:

Scholarship Name Application Deadline Max Amount
The Expert Institute's Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Scholarship December 31 $1,000
All Pets Expert Scholarship Award April 30 $1,000
American Horse Publications Student Award February 15 $1,000
American Society for Enology and Viticulture Scholarship March 1 Varies
American Society of Agronomy Varies Varies
Annie’s Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship March 15 Varies
Boren Scholarship - National Security Education Program February 7 $8,000-20,000
Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan April 10 $2,500-4,000
Bright Futures: 'Unpaid Internship' Scholarship Fund April 2 $250-1,250
Brighter Blooms Nursery July 20 $500
Certified Angus Beef Colvin Scholarship Award January 18 $1,000-$5,000
Chad Dulin Clark Memorial Scholarship April 1 $1,000
Charlotte W. Newcombe Scholarship January 4 $800-$1,500
Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. Beef Industry Scholarship November 9 $1,500
Collegiate Inventors Competition June 8 $1,500
Colonial Agricultural Educational Foundation Endowment March 1 $1,500
Critical Language Scholarship November 27 Varies by program
Delmarva Poultry Industry Scholarship April 5 $1,500-$4,000
Demetrios Agathangelides Scholarship-Agricultural Sciences Award July 31 $1,000
Edward V. Goetz Environmental Science Scholarship March 15 $2,000
Environmental Research and Education Foundation Scholarship-Graduate Scholarships April 16 $14,400
Extreme Terrain's Student Scholarship October 15 $3,000
Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement January 11 $10,000
Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland, Inc. Scholarships February 1 $2,500
Garden Club of America January 1 Varies by award
Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship April 19 $10,000
Goodwin & Scieszka Innovation Scholarship July 2 $1,000
IWLA National Conservation Scholarship May 15 $2,500
National Wheat Foundation: Jerry Minore Scholarship December 1 $1,500
American Association of Candy Technologists: John Kitt Memorial Scholarship March 5 $5,000
K9 Carts Annual Scholarship August 31 $1,000
Lawnstarter Lawntrepreneur Scholarship December 31 $1,000
Mangum Memorial Scholarship for Ornamental Horticulture & Related Studies April 1 $2,000
Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative February 15 $1,000
Maryland Grain Producers Association Scholarship June 1 $2,500
Maryland Nursery, Landscape, and Greenhouse Association Scholarships May 15 $5,000
Maryland Parent and Family Association Student Scholarship Award May 11 $2,000
Minority Students in Veterinary Medicine Scholarship December 31 $500.00
National Corn Growers Association- Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship December 1 $1,000
National Eagle Scout Association Scholarship October 31 $2,500-50,000
National Organization of Professional Hispanic Natural Resources Conservation Service Employees March 31 $1,000
National Poultry & Food Distributors Association (NPFDA) Scholarship May 31 $2,000-$2,500
NOAA Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship for Sophomores January 31 $8,000
PlushBeds Green/Environmental Scholarship August 15 $1000
Pork Industry Scholarships January 1 $2,000-5,000
Landscape Architecture Foundation Scholarship February 1 $500.00
The Kerri Castellini Women's Leadership Scholarship December 15 $500
The Maryland State Fair Scholarship July 1 $2,000
The Morris K. Udall Scholarship-Environment or Native American Nations March 7 $7,000
The National FFA Scholarship Program January 1 Varies by program
The Price Benowitz Make a Difference Scholarship December 31 $500
The Seth Okin Good Deeds Scholarship January 31 $500
The Steve Duckett Local Conservation Scholarship January 31 $500
The Thomas Soldan Healthy Communities Scholarship January 31 $500
Tillman Military Scholarship at the University of Maryland February 1 $10,000
True-U Scholarship-Environment December 14 $500-2,500
Virginia Beach Defense Group Future Resources Scholarship March 31 $500

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