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USDA 1890 National Scholars Program for High School Seniors in USA, 2019

USDA 1890 National Scholars Program for High School Seniors in USA, 2019

The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program provides scholarships for those who are resident of the United States. The education fund is available to high school seniors entering their freshman year of college and rising college sophomores and juniors.

The purpose of USDA is to support a number of studying areas agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, and the related disciplines.



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The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is a companionship between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the 1890 Land-Grant Universities.

Who Should Apply? The USDA offers a different pathway and economic opportunities for students and allows the brightest students by providing great benefits and services program.

Application Deadline: April 30, 2019


To be eligible a student must:

  • 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.
  • National Scholars are required to study in the following or related disciplines. 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).

How to Apply

In order to apply, students need to take admission in an undergraduate degree at any 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, and West Virginia State University.

After admission, applicants can fill the application form through an online portal.

  • Applicant needs to submit an official transcript with the school seal and an authorized official’s signature and also submit a signed application (original signature only).


This education program will provide full tuition, employment, employee benefits, fees, books, and room and board every year for up to 4 years to the successful students.

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