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.

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Students experiencing financial difficulty or crisis 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

New Student (Freshmen & IAA) Scholarships

The scholarship program for entering freshmen and IAA students is competitive and based on academic merit, scholarship materials, and a variety of other factors.

The scholarship application for students who have been recently admitted to the University of Maryland for Fall 2022 or Spring 2023 in programs 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 mid-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 is March 1, 2022. Students who submit a complete 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, 2022.

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. 

As part of the application, students will be required to submit an essay (750 words or less) on the following topic: 

What led you to wanting to study within the College of AGNR and the major you chose? Tell us why you are passionate about this field and how the opportunities within our College and UMD can help you achieve your career goals. How could earning a scholarship help you be successful as a Terp?

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 closed on May 15th for academic year 2022-23.  

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. 

Notifications of awards will be released no later than July 1 each year. 

Education Abroad Scholarships

At this time the AGNR Education Abroad Scholarship application is not open. 

Please continue to 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 2021-22 have been awarded.