USDA/1890 National Scholars Program

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and be rising undergraduate freshmen, sophomores or juniors who have a high school diploma or a GED. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. They must plan to enroll or be enrolled 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.

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December 31
Award type:
Awarded anualy:
Unlimited awards:
Repay required:

Other criteria

Min. GPA:


Enrollment level:
College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, High School Senior
Biology/chemistry, Natural Resources Law Enforcement And Protective Services, Botany, General, Forestry, General, Veterinary Medicine (d.v.m.), Forestry And Related Sciences, Other, Forestry Sciences, Pre-veterinary Medicine, Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Natural Resources, Conservation And Renewable Natural Resources, Other, Veterinary Clinical Sciences (m.s., Ph.d.), Horticulture Science

Contact Information

U.S. Department of Agriculture
c/o Juanita Whiting
1400 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20250 United States
Phone: (301) 851-2062
Fax: 202-720-2365