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USDA/1890 National Scholars Program

   (202) 205-4307

March 28 2014

Scholarship Details USDA/1890 National Scholars Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture Eligibility Requirements Residency:
U.S. citizen
Major career interest:
Agricultural education
Agricultural economics
Animal sciences
Food science/technology
Qualified Institutions & Level of Study Award may be used for:
Full-time study
Freshman year
Sophomore year
Junior year
Award may be used at:
Four-year College
Location of school:
United States
Designated institutions:
One of the 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Institutions: Alabama A&M University
Alcorn State University (MS)
Delaware State University
Florida A&M University
Fort Valley State University (GA)
Kentucky State University
Lincoln University (MO)
Langston University (OK)
North Carolina A&T University
Prairie View A&M University (TX)
South Carolina State University
Southern University (LA)
Tennessee State University
Tuskegee University (AL)
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
University of Maryland at Eastern Shore
Virginia State University
And West Virginia State University.
Application Requirements
Applicant must demonstrate:
Service to others
Academic achievement
Other application requirements:
SAT/ACT scores.
Current high school seniors: One recommendation from school counselor and one recommendation from high school teacher.
Current college students: Recommendation from Department Head, Dean of College, or University Vice President and recommendation from college professor. 500 - to 800-word essay.
Additional information:
Must be seeking bachelor's degree in agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or related disciplines
Scholarship covers full tuition and fees, plus room and board, for four years, up to $120,000.
Upon completion of academic degree program, recipient has obligation of one year of service to USDA for each year of financial support.
Number of awards varies depending on funding.
Minimum 1000 SAT (Math and Reading; 1500 Math/Reading/Writing) or minimum 21 ACT and 3.0 GPA.
Program includes summer employment.
Upon successful completion of summer program, students are eligible for non-competitive transition as permanent employees.
Contact designated institutions for more information and application.