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The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program, offers scholarships to U.S. citizens who are seeking a bachelor's degree at one of the nineteen 1890 Land-Grant Universities in any field of study in agriculture, food, natural resource sciences or other related disciplines. Follow this link for more information and to complete an application.
 
High school and current college students are eligible to apply for the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program which provides full tuition, fees, books, room and board, and a summer internship which may convert to full-time employment with USDA after graduation.  The scholarship is open to those students pursuing an Agriculture or Agriculture-related bachelor's degree at the following universities:

  • Alabama A&M University
  • Alcorn State University, Mississippi
  • Central State University, Ohio
  • Delaware State University
  • Florida A&M University
  • Fort Valley State University, Georgia
  • Kentucky State University
  • Langston University, Oklahoma
  • Lincoln University, Missouri
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • Prairie View A&M University, Texas
  • South Carolina State University
  • Southern University, Louisiana
  • Tennessee State University
  • Tuskegee University, Alabama
  • University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • Virginia State University
  • West Virginia State University

 
Eligibility Requirements
 
High School applicant must:
•Be a U.S. citizen;
•Have applied for or have been accepted for admission at one of the nineteen 1890 Land Grant Universities;
•Have a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certificate with a high  school Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 unweighted or better (on a 4.0 scale);
•Have a score of 1,080 or more on the SAT or a composite score of 21 or more on the ACT.
•Study agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or other related disciplines; and
•Demonstrate leadership and community service.
 
College applicant must:
•Be a U.S. citizen;
•Be a college freshman or sophomore;
•Have a Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale);
•Attend one of the nineteen 1890 Land-Grant Universities;
•Study agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or other related disciplines; and
•Demonstrate leadership and community service.
 
Deadline:  January 31, 2020