The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is currently accepting applications for the 2015 cycle.
The deadline for applications is February 1, 2015. This is a full scholarship program. Current high school seniors, and rising college sophomores and juniors are eligible.
Scholarships are awarded annually and must be used at one of the eighteen 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:
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale)
- Have been accepted for admission or currently attending one of the eighteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities.
- Intend to study agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or other related academic disciplines
- Demonstrate leadership and community service
- Submit an official transcript with the school seal and an authorized official's signature
- Submit a signed application (original signature only)
Who Should Apply
The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is available to high school seniors entering their freshman year or college and rising college sophomores and juniors.
For more information and to download the fillable PDF applications, please visit http://www.outreach.usda.gov/education/1890/index.htm.