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Jessup and McHenry Awards
Sponsor: Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Eligibility: Applicants must intend to conduct their study only at the academy. Students commuting within the Philadelphia area are not eligible. The McHenry award is restricted to botanists.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 1; October 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.

Mabel Mayforth Scholarship
Sponsor: Federated Garden Clubs of Vermont Inc.
c/o Marybeth Tevis, Scholarship Chair
973 Stock Farm Road
Randolph, VT 05060
Eligibility: Applicants must be Vermont residents who are college juniors, seniors or graduate students and must major horticulture, landscape, design, conservation, forestry, agronomy, plant pathology or biology with a special interest in plants, ecology and allied subjects. They must be full-time students at an accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Previous winners may reapply.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: May 15
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, list of extracurricular activities, letter of application, transcript and three letters of recommendation are required.

USDA/1890 National Scholars Program
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture
c/o Juanita Whiting
1400 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20250
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens and be rising undergraduate freshmen, sophomores or juniors who have a high school diploma or a GED. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. They must plan to enroll or be enrolled at an 1890 Land Grant institution and have plans to major in agriculture; agriculture business/management; agriculture economics; agricultural engineering/mechanics; agricultural productions and technology; agronomy or crop science; animal science; botany; farm and range management; fish, game or wildlife management; food services/technology; forestry and related services; home economics/nutrition/human development; horticulture; natural resources management; soil conservation/soil science or other related disciplines (e.g., biological sciences, pre-veterinary medicine or computer science). They must also have proven leadership skills and must have experience with community service. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: January 31
How to apply: Applications are available by request from the Civil Rights Enforcement and Compliance section of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service branch of the USDA. An application form and supporting materials are required.