Avg. Amount Awarded
March 1 2020
Application Deadline
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William Helms Scholarship Program (WHSP)


The USDA APHIS is the agency responsible for safeguarding America's agricultural and natural resources from exotic plant and animal pests and diseases. APHIS' PPQ program deals specifically with plant health issues. Scholarship benefits include: financial aid while pursuing a degree; mentoring; paid work experience during school breaks; possible permanent employment upon graduation. Applicants must be enrolled in programs related to agriculture or the biological sciences and must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA.

Eligibility Requirements

  • CheckmarkMust attend a university or a four-year college
  • CheckmarkCitizenship requirements: US
  • CheckmarkMust not be attending high school currently
  • CheckmarkBoth full-time and part-time students
  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying Agriculture, Biology

How to Apply

United States Department of Agriculture
Tel: 202-690-4759 Address 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 1710
Attention: HR/Recruitment
Washington , DC 20250