College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Plant Science & Landscape Architecture

Scholarships and Fellowships

Robert Lewis Baker Scholarship
The Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland, Inc.

Depending upon availability of funds, one or more Robert Lewis Baker Memorial Scholarships of up to $5,000 each may be awarded annually. Depending upon availability of funds, one or more Robert Lewis Baker Memorial Scholarships of up to $5,000 each may be awarded annually.

Eligibility: A one-year grant is available to a qualified high-school graduate, college student or graduate student. Please find more information here




IPNI Scholar Award
International Plant Nutrition Institute

Awards of US$2,000 each will be conferred to deserving graduate students in sciences relevant to plant nutrition and management of crop nutrients. The Award will be made directly to the student. No specific duties will be required of the recipient. The Award will be granted independent of any assistantship, scholarship, or other award that the student presently holds.

For application details, please see this link


Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board Scholarship

The Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board has allocated $16,000 of grain checkoff funds to support our scholarship prograrn. The program will be administered by the Maryland Grain Producers Association, which will be awarding four deserving students with scholarships in the amount of $4,000 each ($2,000 for each semester) emolled in a Maryland or an out-of-state institution. Detailed information.


Mary Kay Harper Center for Suburban Studies (MKH-CSS) Fellowship
Montgomery County Historical Society (MCHS), Rockville, MD

Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate program pursuing a Master's or Doctoral degree. Student from all departments are encouraged to apply, so long as the research they propose encompasses the field of suburban studies. The fellowship may be used to complete an independent study, master's thesis, doctoral dissertation, or other defined research project. Detailed information.


Enid A. Haupt Fellowship
The Smithsonian Institution's Horticulture Services Division

The Smithsonian Institution's Horticulture Services Division (HSD) invites applications for research fellowships in the field of horticulture. Fellowships support full-time independent, thesis and dissertation research based at HSD's office in Washington, D.C. The Enid A. Haupt Fellowship in Horticulture was made possible by a generous endowment from philanthropist Enid Annenberg Haupt who, during her lifetime, passionately supported the creation of public gardens and preservation of horticultural institutions. Please scroll down on the link for detailed information.


Maryland Nursery and Landscape Association

Two $2,500 scholarships to Maryland residents studying in horticulture or landscape architecture programs. Applicants must be entering their junior or senior year of a four-year program, or may be in a graduate program. Applicants must be Maryland residents, but do not have to attend a Maryland school. Detailed information.


Joseph Shinoda Memorial Scholarship Foundation

If you are pursuing a career in floriculture or any related horticulture field, consider applying for the Shinoda Scholar of the Year at the same time you apply for a general scholarship from the Joseph Shinoda Memorial Scholarship Foundation.

General scholarships have ranged from $1,000 to $5,000 in the past. The Shinoda Scholar will receive the highest monetary award for the 2010-2011 academic year. Application forms and complete eligibility requirements available at


The Garden Club of America Offers Many Scholarships!

For the study of: landscape architecture, horticulture, medicinal botany, ecological restoration, coastal wetlands, garden history and design, tropical botany, endangered bird habitat, field botany, urban forestry, desert studies, environmental science, and much more visit the home page at


Landscape Architecture Scholarships

Accepting applications now! LAF administers nine scholarships with awards ranging from $2,000 to $5,000. Undergraduate and graduate students who display superior performance or have unmet financial needs may qualify. Visit the LAF website for a complete listing of awards and application requirements:



Scholarships from the National Capital Area Garden Clubs, Inc.

The National Capital Area Garden Clubs, Inc. (NCAGC) provide scholarships to encourage students who are majoring in the study of horticulture, botany, landscape design, plant pathology, forestry, environmental concerns, biology as it relates to plants and similar subjects. The minimum award is $3,000. The scholarships are for students who live within the National Capital Area. Washington, D.C., Montgomery and Prince Georges Counties in Maryland, and Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax and Prince William Counties in Virginia are included within that area.

All application requirements are due by March 1. Scholarship requirements and application forms can be found here.

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