The USDA /1890 National Scholars Program provides full tuition, employment, employee benefits, fees, books, and room and board each year for up to 4 years to minority students studying agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, and the related disciplines.
All USDA/1890 National Scholars are required to compete for appropriate employment immediately after graduation and, if selected, commit to at least one year of service to USDA for each year of financial assistance provided.
To be eligible, applicants must be a US citizen, have a 3.0 GPA or better, and pursuing a bachelor’s degree at the following universities:
- Alabama A&M University
- Alcorn State University, Mississippi
- 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
The deadline to apply is January 31, 2020.