College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Animal & Avian Sciences


Important - Deadlines for Scholarship Application, Spring 2020
ALL applications due by midnight on March 1, 2020. Scholarship notifications will be sent out in early April 2020.
Scholarship applications are ONLY accepted during the open application period: February 1 - March 1. Scholarship applications submitted outside of this period will not be considered. For questions, please contact Hannah Gorrie

Departmental Undergraduate Scholarships

All students submitting scholarship applications must also have an ANSC faculty member submit this evaluation form. Any scholarship applications submitted that do not have a corresponding evaluation form submitted WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. It is the student´s responsibility to identify an ANSC faculty member to fill out the evaluation, and to apprise the faculty member of which scholarship(s) they are applying for.
ANSC scholarship awards average $1000-$3000 
If applying for more than one scholarship, you must submit separate applications for each scholarship

American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS) Washington, DC Area Chapter Scholarship
The Fund will be used solely for scholarship support for a current Junior, Senior, or Graduate Student, with a minimum overall GPA of 2.5, pursuing a degree in fields of animal, dairy, or poultry science as well as aquaculture at the University of Maryland. Preference will be given to students pursuing a research, industry, or university career, which will be indicated on the scholarship application.
**Students planning to attend veterinary school with a specialization in small, companion, and/or zoo animals only are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.**
**Students on a pre-veterinary track that intend to focus specifically on production animals are eligible to apply.** 
Judith E. Brocksmith Pre-Veterinary Scholarship
Awarded to one current student enrolled in the pre-veterinary option within the ANSC major. This scholarship is awarded based on merit. 
England Scholarship
Awarded to selected students within the ANSC major who clearly demonstrate an interest in obtaining a career in the dairy industry.
Tom Hartsock Animal Management Scholarship - NOT AVAILABLE for 2020 
Student must have completed at least 27 credits, must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and must demonstrate a commitment to a career in animal management by electing an area of specialization related to an animal management career, such as Animal Care and Management or Equine Studies. Students must maintain a full-time status in order to be receive the scholarship funds each semester, and must keep a GPA of 2.5 or higher throughout each semester. Awarded to one Animal Science student in odd-numbered years. 
Kinghorne Scholarship
Provides scholarships to undergraduate students with demonstrated interests in poultry production or avian business. Recipients of the Kinghorne Scholarship are required to take the two departmental poultry courses and complete an internship within the poultry industry. 
Rummel Scholarship
Awarded to one student with a demonstrated interest in conducting research in Avian Ethology. The recipient of the Rummel Scholarship will complete a research project directed by a faculty member within the ANSC Department. Students interested in applying for this scholarship should also include a proposal for the research project. 
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AGNR Scholarship Opportunites

Academically talented students are eligible for one of the numerous merit scholarships awarded in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. All scholars are encouraged to pursue the University Honors Program, as well as research projects and internships. Priority consideration is given to those who submit an application for admission by December 1st, and official high school transcript, SAT scores and supporting documents to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. You are also encouraged to submit a short biography highlighting your interest and experience in your intended area of agricultural study. The top scholars also compete for the University's Banneker Key Scholarship which provides full financial support for four years. 
Besides these, there are other scholarships available through the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Scholarships administred outside the college and department also available. Applications for these scholarships must be sent directly to the specified organization. 

College Level Undergraduate Scholarships  

Chester R. Bletch Endowment
Awarded to students whoes career interest and studies focus on dairy science. 
For more information, call 301-405-2078. 
James R. Ferguson Memorial Fund
Awarded on the basis of academic achievement and financial need to students enrolled in animal sciences. For more information call, 301-405-2078. 
Maryland Dairy Scholarship
Two (2) four thousand dollar ($4,000) scholarships will be offered to Maryland youth who have had a dairy project (any breed) and are enrolled in a 4-year College of Agriculture program. These scholarships are being made available from a friend of 4-H and the dairy industry. Click here for more information or call 301-405-1392.

 ANSC Scholarship Application Forms (same forms as linked above):

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