The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is a major effort of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the nineteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Institutions, to award scholarships to selected students pursuing a bachelor’s degree at one of the nineteen 1890 Institutions in any field of study in agriculture, food, natural resource sciences or other related disciplines.
USDA 1890 National Scholars Qualified Field of Studies Agriculture Agricultural Business/Management Agricultural Economics Agricultural Engineering/Mechanics Agricultural Production and Technology Agronomy or Crop Science Animal Sciences Botany Food Sciences/Technology Forestry and Related Sciences Home Economics/Nutrition Horticulture Natural Resources Management Farm and Range Management Other related disciplines, (e.g. non-medical biological sciences, pre-veterinary medicine, computer science)
The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is available to high school seniors entering their freshman year of college and rising college sophomores and juniors. The scholarship may be renewed each year, contingent upon satisfactory academic performance and normal progress toward the bachelor’s degree.
The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program will provide full tuition, employment, employee benefits, fees, books, and room and board each year for up to 4 years to selected students 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 National Scholars Program General Requirements
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 nineteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities. 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) 1890 National Scholars Program Application Deadline
All application materials must be postmarked by Monday, April 11, 2016, and sent to the university (or universities) selected by the applicant to attend. (University addresses and contact information are included in the back of the application.)
Download the 2016 USDA/1890 National Scholars Program Application (High School)
Download the 2016 USDA/1890 National Scholars Program Application (College)
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
For more information visit the 1890 Scholars Program website:http://www.outreach.usda.gov/education/1890/index.htm
Source: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA.gov).
Often times I speak to youth about getting prepared for college, social media safety and healthy relationships and of the things I always stress is to follow your dreams. While that may seem like a crazy thing to do (especially in this economy), the reality is you must love what you do and do what you love. Our parents, grand parents, great grand parents, etc did what they “had to do” and not wanted to do. Martin Luther King Jr, said it best when he said…
“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.
I guess your saying, so what does that mean. Well, one it means to put your best into everything you do at all times. Whether you are a street sweeper, employee at a fast food restaurant or CEO at large corporation, you must always put your best into what you do. You never know who is watching you and that very person that you help or do a little extra something to assist may be the very person to help you get into college, get a job or some other financial blessing. Two, do what you love – let your passion (not profit) drive your decision on what college to choose, career, etc. Finally, research, research, research…Goolge, Yahoo jobs, Facebook, etc are full of career ideas. Just type in what you like to do and let your dreams go to work.
In the meantime, dare to dream the impossible dream for nothing is impossible with God.