Scholarships from GROWMARK Foundation and more

Maryland Grain Producers

New this year, the Maryland Grain Producers and the National Corn Growers Association are combining their scholarship application process. This will allow our grain members to apply for multiple scholarships at once!
Applications are due January 31, 2022.
Learn more: Maryland Grain Producers and the National Corn Growers Association

Mid-Atlantic Certified Crop Advisers

The Mid Atlantic Certified Crop Advisers (MACCA) has established a scholarship program, that will award up to two deserving students with scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each ($500 for each semester) enrolled in an agronomy related program at an accredited junior college or university. Up to one year after college graduation, recipients will have the opportunity to take the CCA Exam, free of cost.
Applications must be received by Friday, February 18, 2022.
Learn more: Mid-Atlantic Certified Crop Advisers

GROWMARK Foundation

To help students with the financial aspect of pursuing their passion for agriculture, the GROWMARK Foundation is once again offering its scholarship program for students in the United States and Ontario, Canada. A $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to fifteen individuals who are pursuing two or four-year degrees or trade school certification in an agriculture-related field.
Applications are due April 14, 2022.
Learn more: GROWMARK Foundation

Mid-Atlantic Certified Crop Advisers 2021 Agronomy Scholarship Now Open

This year, the Mid-Atlantic Certified Crop Advisers is offering up to two $1,000 scholarships to college students pursuing a degree in plant sciences, soil science, or agronomy. Recipients will also have the opportunity to take the CCA Exam, free of cost after graduation.

Applicants must be a resident of or attending a college or university in the Mid-Atlantic region (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, or West Virginia). Applicants must be pursuing a career in plant or soil sciences, agronomy, or an agriculture-related field.
Scholarship funding is provided by the Mid-Atlantic Certified Crop Advisers Program. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial support to students interested in pursuing a career that would lead them to become a certified crop adviser or certified professional agronomist. Given the declining number of students enrolled in agronomy related programs in our region, the Mid-Atlantic Certified Crop Advisers believes it is important to encourage students to consider careers in agronomy by supporting their educational needs through financial support.

The Mid-Atlantic Certified Crop Advisers Scholarship Committee will select scholarship recipients, with all personal information redacted, based on the student’s agronomic background, relevant field involvement, financial need, grade point average, agronomic related studies, career goals, and extra-curricular activities.
Interested students should mail or email a completed application to be received by February 19th. An electronic version of the application can be downloaded from For information, contact Jenell Eck at or 443-262-8491.

The Mid-Atlantic Certified Crop Adviser (MAACA) Board administers the Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) program for Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, and West Virginia. The MACCA program is administered by the regional board in association with the American Society of Agronomy, which handles similar programs for specialists in agronomy, crop consulting, weed science, and other agricultural disciplines. Learn more about MACCA on our website and follow along on Facebook.