UMES 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 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 Management Environmental Science  Child Development
Agriculture Education  Dietetics/Nutrition 
Animal & Poultry Science      Family and Consumer Sciences     
General Agriculture  Family and Consumer Sciences Education 
Plant & Soil Science  Fashion Merchandising 
Pre-Veterinary Medicine    

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 per year, 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
  • 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
  • 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


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


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