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Land-Grant Scholarship Program

  • PROGRAM PURPOSE 

    The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) School of Agricultural & Natural Sciences (UMES SANS) is pleased to introduce  the new UMES Land-Grant Scholarship Program. The program provides scholarships to support the recruitment, retention and educational success of undergraduate students, resulting in an increased number of graduates with baccalaureate degrees in the food and agricultural sciences, and related fields. The scholarships are funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and are intended to encourage outstanding students to pursue and complete baccalaureate degrees in these fields.

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    Examples of fields of study supported by this scholarship: 

    Agriculture    Natural Resources  Human Ecology 
    Agribusiness Environmental Science  Child Development Dietetics 
    Agriculture Education Environmental Chemistry       Dietetics 
    Animal & Poultry Science      Marine Sciences  Family and Consumer Sciences     
    General Agriculture   Family and Consumer Sciences Education 
    Plant & Soil Science   Fashion Merchandising 
    Pre-Veterinary Medicine    Nutrition  



    AWARDS

    Scholarships are awarded annually and must be used at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Awards are renewable each year for the term of the scholarship and provides up to $10,000 (up to $5,000 per semester), based on the student’s financial need. The scholarship renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance (must maintain a GPA of 2.8 or above) and academic progress toward the bachelor’s degree.



    ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

    High school applicants must:

      • Be a U.S. citizen

      • Have applied for or have been accepted for admission to UMES (if not, click here to apply to UMES)

      • Will be enrolled at UMES no later than one year after the date of acceptance to UMES

      • Will be accepted into one of the following majors: General Agriculture, Agribusiness Management, Environmental Science or Human Ecology

      • Have a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certificate with a high school grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.8 unweighted (on a 4.0 scale)

      • Intend to pursue a career in the food and agricultural sciences, including a career in agribusiness, energy and renewable fields, or financial management

      • Be enrolled full time in at least 15 course credits leading to an undergraduate degree in any of the four majors listed above each semester


    College applicants (transfer students) must:

      • Be a U.S. citizen 

      • Have applied for or have been accepted for admission to UMES (if not, click here to apply to UMES)

      • Will be enrolled at UMES no later than one year after the date of acceptance to UMES

      • Will be accepted into one of the following majors: General Agriculture, Agribusiness Management, Environmental Science or Human Ecology

      • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.8 (on a 4.0 scale)  

      • Intend to pursue a career in the food and agricultural sciences, including a career in agribusiness, energy and renewable fields, or financial management

      • Be enrolled full time in at least 15 course credits leading to an undergraduate degree in any of the four majors listed above each semester


    Existing student applicants (Rising sophomores and juniors) must:

      • Be a U.S. citizen 

      • Currently major in one of the specific majors mentioned above within the Department of Agriculture, Food and Resource Sciences; Department of Natural Sciences; and Department of Human Ecology

      • Have a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.8 (on a 4.0 scale)

      • Intend to pursue a career in the food and agricultural sciences, including a career in agribusiness, energy and renewable fields, or financial management

      • Be enrolled full time in at least 25 course credits leading to an undergraduate degree in any of the four majors listed above each semester




    TO APPLY:

    Complete the online application. Supporting documentation (resume, transcripts, and letters of recommendation) can be emailed to: umeslandgrantscholarship@umes.edu.

    UMES LAND-GRANT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM APPLICATION





    APPLICATION DEADLINE 

    Fall 2021 – August 21

    Spring 2022 – February 5