UMES Land Grant Scholarship

UMES Land Grant Scholarship

In an era where the importance of sustainable agriculture and natural sciences is paramount, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) is taking significant strides to cultivate the next generation of leaders in these critical fields. Through the UMES Land-Grant Scholarship Program, the School of Agricultural & Natural Sciences (UMES SANS) is extending a helping hand to outstanding undergraduate students. This initiative not only aims to support their education but also ultimately bolsters the number of graduates equipped with baccalaureate degrees in food and agricultural sciences and related disciplines. Funded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), this scholarship program is a testament to the commitment to excellence in these areas.

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Fields of Study Under the Umbrella The UMES Land-Grant Scholarship Program opens doors to a diverse range of fields, allowing students to pursue their passion while contributing to the broader objectives of sustainable agriculture. Some of the areas covered by this scholarship include:

  • Agriculture
  • Natural Resources
  • Human Ecology
  • Agribusiness
  • Environmental Science
  • Dietetics
  • Agriculture Education
  • Animal & Poultry Science
  • Marine Sciences
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • General Agriculture

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UMES Land Grant Scholarship: Empowering Aspirations

The UMES Land-Grant Scholarship Program offers annual awards designed to make education accessible and affordable. These scholarships are exclusively for use at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Here is a breakdown of the awards:

  • In-State: Up to $15,000 per year
  • Out-of-State: Up to $25,000 per year

It is important to note that scholarship renewal is contingent upon maintaining a satisfactory academic performance, which entails maintaining a GPA of 2.8 or above and steady academic progress toward a bachelor’s degree.

Who is Eligible?

High School Applicants:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Should have applied for admission to UMES or been accepted.
  • Must enroll at UMES no later than one year after acceptance.
  • Should intend to pursue majors in General Agriculture, Agribusiness Management, Environmental Science, or Human Ecology.
  • Need to hold a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certificate with a high school GPA of at least 2.8 (unweighted on a 4.0 scale).
  • Must have the intent to pursue a career in food and agricultural sciences.
  • Should enroll full-time in at least 15-course credits related to one of the specified majors each semester.

College Applicants (Transfer Students):

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Should have applied for admission to UMES or been accepted.
  • Must enroll at UMES no later than one year after acceptance.
  • Should intend to pursue majors in General Agriculture, Agribusiness Management, Environmental Science, or Human Ecology.
  • The cumulative GPA must be at least 2.80 (on a scale of 4.0).
  • Must have the intent to pursue a career in food and agricultural sciences.
  • Should enroll full-time in at least 15-course credits related to one of the specified majors each semester.

Application Process

In order to commence this educational endeavor and avail oneself of the UMES Land-Grant Scholarship Program, prospective candidates are required to fulfill the online application. Also, supplementary materials such as a curriculum vitae, academic records, a written composition, and letters of endorsement can be electronically submitted to the following email address: umeslandgrantscholarship@umes.edu.