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Published on January 27th, 2015 | by Tracey Lincoln

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Applications Open for the USDA 1890 National Scholars Program

MESSAGE FROM RURAL DEVELOPMENT OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES

January 20, 2015

 

The Office of Advocacy & Outreach (OAO) has announced the application period for the USDA 1890 National Scholars Program.  The National Scholars Program is a major effort of the USDA and nineteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Institutions (HBCUs) to award scholarships to students to attend one of the nineteen 1890 Institutions in any field of study in agriculture, food, natural resource sciences or other related disciplines.

 

The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program will provide full tuition, employment, employment benefits, fees, books, and room and board each year for up to 4 years to selected students pursuing a bachelor’s degree at the following universities:

  • Alabama A&M University
  • Alcorn State University
  • 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

 

Eligible students must be U.S. citizens, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, have been accepted at one of the 1890 HBCUs, study agriculture, food, natural resource sciences or other related academic disciplines, demonstrate leadership and community service, and etc.  Please visit the USDA 1890 National Scholars Program website for more information.

The scholarship may be renewed each year contingent upon satisfactory academic performance and normal progress toward the bachelor’s degree.  High school applications and college applications may be downloaded from the site below:

http://www.outreach.usda.gov/education/1890/

 

Application and supporting documentation DEADLINE: February 1, 2015


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