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USDA/1890 National Scholars Program

USDA/1890 National Scholars Program

What is the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program?

The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is a partnership between of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities. The program awards scholarships to students to attend one of 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities.

What does a scholarship under the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program provide?

A scholarship under the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program provides:

  1. Full tuition;
  2. Employment with the USDA during the summer and after graduation;
  3. Employee benefits while employed with USDA;
  4. Fees;
  5. Books;
  6. Use of a laptop computer, printer, and software while on scholarship;
  7. Room and board for each of the 4 academic years.

What are the eligibility requirements for the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program?

Eligibility requirements for the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program are as follows: Applicants must be U.S. citizens who have a high school diploma or a G.E.D. certificate and are starting their first year of college for a bachelor’s degree. (Note: Since this program is intended to increase the number of students studying agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or other related disciplines at participating institutions, currently enrolled bachelor-level students in these institutions are not eligible to apply.)

Applicant must:

  1. Be a U.S. citizen;
  2. Be an entering freshman;
  3. Hold a high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate;
  4. Have a high school GPA of 3.0 or better;
  5. Have a combined verbal/math score of 1,000 or more on the SAT or a composite score of 21 or more on the ACT;
  6. Attend one of the eighteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Institutions;
  7. Study agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or other related disciplines;
  8. Demonstrate leadership and community service;
  9. Apply for admission to the institution(s) of his or her choice;
  10. Submit an official transcript with the school seal and an authorized official’s signature;
  11. Sign all applications (original signature only);
  12. All application materials must be postmarked no later than February 1st and sent to the institution(s) selected by the applicant to attend.

What are the 1890 Land-Grant Universities?

The 1890 Land Grant Universities are:

  1. Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL
  2. Alcorn State University , Lorman , MS
  3. Delaware State University , Dover , DE
  4. Florida A&M University , Tallahassee , FL
  5. Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA
  6. Kentucky State University , Frankfort , KY
  7. Langston University , Langston , OK
  8. Lincoln University , Jefferson City , MO
  9. North Carolina A&T University , Greensboro , NC
  10. Prairie View A&M University , Prairie View, TX
  11. South Carolina State University , Orangeburg , SC
  12. Southern University, Baton Rouge , LA
  13. Tennessee State University , Nashville , TN
  14. Tuskegee University , Tuskegee , AL
  15. University of Arkansas , Pine Bluff , AR
  16. University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD
  17. Virginia State University , Petersburg , VA
  18. West Virginia State University , Institute, WV

What is the application deadline for the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program?

The application deadline for the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is February 1st  of each calendar year.

Where can an application for the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program be obtained?

Applications for the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program can be obtained at:

USDA/1890 Programs
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20250, Mail Stop 9478
Telephone number: (202) 205-5692
Email Address: 1890init@usda.gov

NRCS 1890 National Scholars Program Coordinator
Ms. Kimberly Rodgers
5601 Sunnyside Avenue
Beltsville, Maryland 20705, Mailstop 5472
Telephone Number: (301) 504-2309
Fax Number: (301) 504-2175
Email Address: Kimberly.Rodgers@wdc.usda.gov

USDA 1890 National Scholars Application

When are the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program applicants notified?

Notification procedures are as follows:

Scholarship offers are usually made within 90 days of application deadline.

     

    About Mychal Wynn

    Mychal Wynn is the Ministry Leader (together with his wife) for the Turner Chapel AME Church Education Ministry, CEO of the Foundation for Ensuring Access and Equity, author, educational consultant, and parent. He speaks nationally on such topics as college planning, scholarships and financial aid, school improvement, parenting, increasing student achievement, and building faith-based partnerships. He has written 27 books (visit www.rspublishing.com for a listing of his publications).
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