Full Scholarship by the United States Department of Agriculture - apply by April 30, 2019
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended its application deadline for the USDA 1890 National Scholars Program. Application materials must be postmarked by Tuesday, April 30, 2019.
USDA Announces 1890 National Scholars Program Funding Opportunity
WASHINGTON, March 19, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the opening of the 2019 scholarship application cycle for the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program. The program aims to increase the number of minority students studying agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, and other agriculture-related disciplines. The program is available through the USDA Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement (OPPE).
The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is a partnership between USDA and 1890 historically black land-grant colleges and universities (PDF, 1.2 MB). The program provides full tuition, fees, books, room and board to students pursuing degrees in agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or related academic disciplines. When the student has completed the academic and summer work requirements of the scholarship, USDA may at its discretion convert the student to a permanent employee without further competition. Since 2014, USDA has provided opportunities for nearly 140 scholars.
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