The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is a partnership between of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the eighteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities. The program awards scholarships to students attending one of the 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or related academic disciplines. The eighteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities are as follows:
The purpose of the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is to:
The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program offers scholarships to U.S. citizens that are seeking a bachelor’s degree at one of the eighteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Institutions in any field of study in agriculture, food, natural resource sciences or other related disciplines. National Scholars are required to study in the following or related disciplines.
Scholarships are awarded annually and must be used at one of the eighteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Institutions. Each award provides annual tuition, employment, employee benefits, and use of a laptop computer, printer and software while on scholarship, fees, books, room and board for each of the academic years the scholarship is awarded. Each annual scholarship renewal is contingent upon satisfactory performance and normal progress toward the bachelor's degree.
To be eligible for the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program a student must:
Who Should Apply
The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is available to high school seniors entering their freshman year of college and rising college sophomores and juniors.
|High School Seniors||College Students|
Application Deadline Extended to Friday June 14, 2013
All application materials must be postmarked no later than
May 17, 2013 and sent to the University selected
by the applicant to attend. (University addresses are included in the
actual application packet.)
Download the 1890 Program University Address and Contact List HERE
For any questions regarding the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program, please contact:
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration
Office of Advocacy and Outreach
1400 Independence Ave., S.W., Stop 0170
Washington, DC 20250
Telephone Number: (202) 205-4307
Fax Number: (202) 720-7136