(HAVRE DE GRACE, MARYLAND) – February 25, 2021 – 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 pursuing a two-year or four-year degree enrolled in majors 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.

Application information, the online application, and the full announcement are posted on MAEF’s website at

Dedicated to increasing agricultural literacy and agricultural education, MAEF is a nonprofit organization with programs serving pre-kindergarten through post-secondary audiences. MAEF signature programs include “Infusing Ag in the Classroom” professional development courses for teachers; mobile science labs; mobile agricultural showcases and Maryland FFA. Funded by the Maryland “ag tag” license plate revenues, gifts, grants and program fees, MAEF promotes the importance of agriculture in everyone’s daily lives. For more information visit www.maefonline.com.

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