Departmental Scholarships & Awards

Varieties of scholarships are available to our students through our department, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and other sources. Several scholarships are awarded each year based on merit and need through the Department of Plant Sciences and Landscape Architecture.

For more information, please contact:
Marcina Garner, Executive Administrative Assistant
301-405-6244 | mmarcie@umd.edu

Scholarship Application

Nomination Form

Award nominations and scholarship application submission dates are as follows:

December 15th (Early Decision submission date)

February 10th (Final submission date)

Available Awards for 2021

Undergraduate

Click here for Undergraduate Awards Descriptions

The Chris Walsh Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

The Emery Family Scholarship (not offered for 2020)

A. Morris Decker Memorial Scholarship Endowment

Landscape Architecture

  • The Homeland Garden Club of Baltimore Award 
  • Landscape Architecture Award of Excellence
  • ASLA Honor and Merit Award Nominees
  • Matt Weaver Scholarship
  • Olmsted UMD Scholar
  • Spirit of the Studio
  • Steve Cohan Endowed Scholarship in Landscape Studies

Plant Science

  • Bartlett Tree Foundation Scholarship
  • Maryland State Golf Association - Emmett Gary Scholarship
  • Joseph Newcomer Memorial Award
  • Plant Science Leadership Award

Agricultural Science and Technology

  • Emery Family Scholarship (not offered for 2020)
  • Francis R. and Clara L. Gouin Undergraduate Research Award
  • Joe Elbert James Memorial Award
  • Link-Shanks Award - Maryland Nursery Landscape and Greenhouse Association
  • Recognition of Maryland Crop Improvement Association - James R. Miller Award
  • Eddie and Belva Mercer Award

Graduate

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  • The Chris Walsh Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

  • Leland E. and Catherine B. Scott Award

  • John H. Weinberger Scholarship

  • Wallace K. Bailey, Sr. Research Support Grant

  • Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award

College and Outside Scholarships

Academically talented students can apply for College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) merit scholarships. A separate application is required once an admit decision is rendered by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Priority is given to those students who have submitted a complete application to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by the November 1 priority deadline. In addition to college scholarships, talented students will also be considered for University's merit scholarships. Details and information on freshmen and transfer student merit scholarships can be found listed on the UM's Financial Aid/Scholarships web page.

Multiple scholarships, fellowships, and award opportunities are open for our graduate students via gradschool.umd.edu. Visit their website for current lists, deadlines and application instructions. Note: For awards requesting departmental recommendations, please contact the Executive Administrative Assistant (mmarcie@umd.edu) in the PSLA Chair's Office no later than 3 weeks prior to the due date of the award for which you are applying.

Previous Awards Offered

2020

Undergraduate Awards

The Chris Walsh Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

The Emery Family Scholarship (not offered for 2020)

A. Morris Decker Memorial Scholarship Endowment

Landscape Architecture

  • The Homeland Garden Club of Baltimore Award 
  • Landscape Architecture Award of Excellence
  • ASLA Honor and Merit Award Nominees
  • Matt Weaver Scholarship
  • Olmstead UMD Scholar
  • Spirit of the Studio
  • Steve Cohan Endowed Scholarship in Landscape Studies

Plant Science

  • Bartlett Tree Foundation Scholarship
  • Bayer Environmental Science Turf Grass Scholarship
  • Maryland State Golf Association - Emmett Gary Scholarship
  • Joseph Newcomer Memorial Award
  • Plant Science Leadership Award

Agricultural Science and Technology

  • Emery Family Scholarship (not offered for 2020)
  • Francis R. and Clara L. Gouin Undergraduate Research Award
  • Joe Elbert James Memorial Award
  • Link-Shanks Award - Maryland Nursery Landscape and Greenhouse Association
  • Recognition of Maryland Crop Improvement Association - James R. Miller Award
  • Eddie and Belva Mercer Award

Graduate Awards

  • The Chris Walsh Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

  • Leland E. and Catherine B. Scott Award

  • John H. Weinberger Scholarship

  • Wallace K. Bailey, Sr. Research Support Grant

  • Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award