Scholarships

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The 2021 MAEF Academic Scholarship is now closed, please check back next year!

The Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation, Inc. academic scholarship is open to rising junior or senior undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in majors leading to careers in agricultural education or Extension education. Applications will be reviewed by the MAEF secondary education committee.

The Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation (MAEF) is now accepting applications for its 2021 Academic Scholarships, providing up to $1,500 in tuition funding to college students.

MAEF Academic Scholarships are open to rising junior or senior undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in majors leading to careers in agricultural education or Extension education. Qualified candidates should complete and submit their online application by April 1, 2021.

Award announcements will be made by April 30, 2021.

All applicants will be notified of the results by the end of April. Financial scholarship awards will be sent directly to the educational institutions for deposit in student accounts. Scholarships are nonrenewable. Previous recipients may reapply in consecutive years.

Please see the application and guidelines below:

 

Purpose

To provide financial assistance to Maryland residents who are rising junior or senior undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in majors leading to careers in agricultural education or Extension education.

Scholarship Award

o Five or more $1,500 awards annually
o May be awarded more than once to same individual
o Application reviews and awards made by the MAEF Secondary Education Committee

Selection Criteria

Residency
Applicant must be a resident of the State of Maryland

Award Priority
Four-year undergraduate or graduate program leading to teaching certification or an Extension education career in Maryland

Academic Scholarship Guidelines Final 2021

Online Application Link – Please make sure to save all of your answers in a document file in the instance there is a glitch in the form:  https://maefinc.wufoo.com/forms/z1n38eb705ea9ws/

 

The 2021 Dr. Ronald J. Seibel Scholarship

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The Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation (MAEF) is now accepting applications for its 2021 Dr. Ronald J. Seibel Scholarship, providing up to $1,000 in tuition funding to qualified college students.

MAEF Academic Scholarships are open to students enrolled in two-year or four-year programs leading to careers in agriculture or agriculture education at a qualifying institution. Qualified candidates should complete and submit their online application by April 1, 2021.

Dr. Ronald J. Seibel established this scholarship fund during his lifetime to support students seeking agricultural degrees or certificates. As a former educator and longtime director of the Institute of Applied Agriculture at the University of Maryland, Dr. Seibel was a passionate supporter of agricultural education.

Award announcements will be made by April 30, 2021.

Please see the application and guidelines below:

 

2021 Seibel Scholarship General Guidelines and Selection Criteria

Purpose

To assist those students requiring financial support who are pursuing a career in agriculture.

Scholarship Award

o One or more $1,000 awards annually

o May be awarded more than once to same individual

o Application reviews and awards made by the MAEF Secondary Education Committee

Selection Criteria

Residency

Applicant must be a resident of the State of Maryland

Qualifying Institutions

  • Institute of Applied Agriculture (1st Preference)
  • University of Maryland (2nd Preference)
  • Other, in or out of state, institutions offering an accredited Agriculture program.

Award Priority – Eligible Agricultural Paths of Study

  • Two-year certificate program (1st Preference)
  • Four-year undergraduate program with interest in teaching
  • Graduate program – continuing teacher education

 

Seibel Scholarship Guidelines

Seibel Scholarship Application Link – Please make sure to save your information as a document in case there is a glitch in the form: https://maefinc.wufoo.com/forms/2021-seibel-scholarship-application/