Varies
Avg. Amount Awarded
264
Days
January 31 2022
Application Deadline
Yes
Renewable
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USDA 1890 National Scholars Program

Description

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 the field of agriculture, food, natural resource sciences or other related disciplines. 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. List of universities eligible for both the high school and college applicants can be found in the scholarship site. All USDA/1890 National Scholars are required to compete for appropriate employment immediately after graduation and, if selected, commit to at least one year of service to USDA for each year of financial assistance provided. (Note: Specific details of this service requirement will be outlined in the service agreement entered into by the selected Scholar, the University at which the Scholar is matriculated, and the USDA Sponsoring Agency.) The goal of the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is to increase the number of minorities studying agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, and the related disciplines. National Scholars are required to study in the following or related disciplines. General eligibility includes: Be a U.S. citizen. Have been accepted for admission or currently attending one of the nineteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities. Study agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or other related academic disciplines. Demonstrate leadership and community service. Submit an official transcript with the school seal and an authorized official's signature. A counselor assessment report and the form is also in the scholarship site. Applications must be postmarked for consideration for the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program. Addresses depends on where the applicant enrolls. These addresses can be found in the scholarship application.

Eligibility Requirements

  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a university
  • CheckmarkMinimum 3.0 GPA
  • CheckmarkMust study full-time
  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying Agribusiness, Agriculture, Animal/Veterinary Sciences, Business/Consumer Services, Entomology, Horticulture/Floriculture, Natural Resources

How to Apply

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Contact
Scholarship Contact
1890init@usda.gov
Tel: 202-720-6350 Address Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement, USDA/1890 Programs
1400 Independence Ave., S.W., Stop 0601
Washington, DC 20250