1890 Scholars Program
Scholarship Sponsored by United States Department of Agriculture
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:
A) Full tuition;
B) Employment with the USDA during the summer and after graduation;
C) Employee benefits while employed with USDA;
F) Use of a laptop computer, printer, and software while on scholarship;
G) 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.)
A) Be a U.S. citizen;
B) Be an entering freshman;
C) Hold a high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate;
D) Have a high school GPA of 3.0 or better;
E) 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;
F) Attend one of the eighteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Institutions;
G) Study agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or other related disciplines;
H) Demonstrate leadership and community service;
I) Apply for admission to the institution(s) of his or her choice;
J) Submit an official transcript with the school seal and an authorized official's signature;
K) Sign all applications (original signature only);
L) All application materials must be postmarked no later than February 1st and sent to the institution(s) selected by the applicant to attend.