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 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. 

At this time all AGNR Scholarships for AY 2020-21 have been awarded and recipients have been notified. 

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. 

New freshman admitted for the Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 semesters who missed the application deadline for New Student Scholarships may apply through the Current Student Scholarship application below.

PLEASE NOTE that decisions on Current Student awards will not be available until July. 

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 closed and was 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. Notifications will be released by July 1, 2020. 

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

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.

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

Animal Science Scholarships

Plant Science and Landscape Architecture

Most other departments have scholarship funds but do not have a posted application process. Please contact your advisor 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.