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USDA 1890 National Scholars Program

About the USDA 1890 National Scholars Program

*** Updated February 18, 2021 ***

The USDA 1890 National Scholars Program is a full-tuition and employment track program offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the 1890 Land-Grant Universities. The scholarship provides full tuition, employment, employee benefits, fees, books, and room and board each year for up to 4 years to students pursuing agriculture-related bachelor’s degrees. Applicants must be attending one of the nineteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities, study agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or other related academic disciplines, be a U.S. citizen, and have above a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Scholarship Amount: Full tuition, room and board

Eligible Grade Levels: High School Senior, College Freshman, College Sophomore

Eligible Majors: 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, Soil Conservation/Soil Science, Farm and Range Management, Other related disciplines, (e.g., non-medical biological sciences, pre-veterinary medicine, computer science)

Residency Requirement: There is no state residency requirement for this scholarship.

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Deadline: January 31, 2021

Please note that scholarship deadlines often change, so make sure to check the scholarship sponsor’s website for up-to-date deadlines.

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