College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Plant Science & Landscape Architecture

Departmental Scholarships & Awards

Varieties of scholarships are available to our students through our department, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and other sources.

Departmental Scholarships

For more information, please contact:

Marcina Garner
Executive Administrative Assistant

Several scholarships are awarded each year based on merit and need through the Department of Plant Sciences and Landscape Architecture. They include: 



Undergraduate Awards

 Undergraduate Awards Descriptions


The Chris Walsh Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

The Emery Family Scholarship

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 (Newly added)

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
  • 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

Graduate Awards Descriptions

  • 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

Scholarship Application

Deadline Extended! 4.28.19

College & 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. For AGNR scholarship application details please go to Priority is given to those students who have submitted a complete application to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by the November 1 priority deadline. For more information on the university application process please go to 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 webpage. 
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