1890 Scholars Program
The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program awards scholarships to students to attend one of 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities.
Michael Dukes is the National Coordinator for for the scholar program, and describes the purpose of the scholarship.
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:
Employment with the USDA during the summer and after graduation;
Employee benefits while employed with USDA;
Use of a laptop computer, printer, and software while on scholarship;
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.)
Be a U.S. citizen;
Be an entering freshman;
Hold a high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate;
Have a high school GPA of 3.0 or better;
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;
Attend one of the eighteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Institutions;
Study agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or other related disciplines;
Demonstrate leadership and community service;
Apply for admission to the institution(s) of his or her choice;
Submit an official transcript with the school seal and an authorized official's signature;
Sign all applications (original signature only);
All application materials must be postmarked no later than February 1st and sent to the institution(s) selected by the applicant to attend.