The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is a partnership between of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the nineteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities. The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is implemented under the USDA Fellow Experience Program (FEP). Applicants accepted into the program will be appointed using the Schedule A(r) authority (5 CFR 213.3202) and are not eligible for noncompetitive conversion to full time employment upon graduation.
A USDA/1890 National Scholar may apply for a Pathways internship. These positions maybe noncompetitively converted to full time employment but it is not guaranteed. For more information about the Pathways internship program, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/StudentAndGrads.
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 nineteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities are as follows:
The purpose of the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is:
The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program offers scholarships to U.S. citizens that are seeking a bachelor’s degree at one of the nineteen 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 nineteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities. Each award provides full tuition, as well as room and board for the term of the scholarship. The scholarship may be renewed each year, contingent upon satisfactory academic performance and normal progress toward the bachelor's degree.
To be eligible for the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program scholarship 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.
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Application Deadline EXTENDED TO WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2014
All application materials must be postmarked no later than MARCH 14, 2014 and sent to the University selected by the applicant to attend. (University addresses and contact information are included in the actual application packet.)
Please Note: Applications uploaded on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 are hereby cancelled.
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