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USDA/1890 National Scholars Program

Sponsored by: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and be entering undergraduate freshmen who have a high school diploma or a GED. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and have a combined critical reading/math SAT score of 1,000 or higher or a composite ACT score of 21 or higher. They must plan to enroll at an 1890 Land Grant institution and have plans to major in agriculture; agriculture business/management; agriculture economics; agricultural engineering/mechanics; agricultural productions and technology; agronomy or crop science; animal science; botany; farm and range management; fish, game or wildlife management; food services/technology; forestry and related services; home economics/nutrition/human development; horticulture; natural resources management; soil conservation/soil science or other related disciplines (e.g., biological sciences, pre-veterinary medicine or computer science). They must also have proven leadership skills and must have experience with community service. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.


Application Deadline February 1
Scholarship, Grant, Fellowship or Contest Scholarship
Awarded every year? yes
Renewable? no
Must be repaid? no
Required to attend a specific school? no
Is a separate application required? yes


Contact Information

U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
1400 Independence Avenue SW
Room 1133, South Building
Washington, DC 20250 United States

Phone: 202-720-6312
Fax: 202-720-2365

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