Applications are been accepted from interested students for the USDA-1980 National Scholar program in the United States.
ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP
The scholarship is financed through a partnership between the U.S department of agriculture (USDA) and the 1890 historically black land grant universities. Successful scholars are to seek employment once they have graduated and if considered should commit at least one year of service to USDA for each year of financial support given.
The scholarship is meant for U.S citizens and the duration of the scholarship is up to four years and can be renewed each year, depending on the good academic performance in pursuing a bachelor’s degree.
The scholarship covers tuition fees as well as accommodation for the duration of the program.
Scholarship is available in the following universities: 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, 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.
FIELD OF STUDY
Scholarships are awarded in the field of agriculture which include: Food Sciences/Technology, Forestry and Related Sciences, Home Economics/Nutrition, Horticulture, Natural Resources Management, Soil Conservation/Soil Agricultural, Business/Management, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Engineering/Mechanics, Agricultural Production and Technology, Agronomy or Crop Science, Animal Sciences, Botany Science, Farm and Range Management and other related disciplines, (e.g. non-medical biological sciences, pre-veterinary medicine, computer science).
Should be a U.S citizen
Should study agriculture, natural resources or other similar disciplines
Should show leadership and community service
Should have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
Submit transcript have the school stamp and official signature
Should be presently attending one of the nineteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities or have an admission offer
HOW TO APPLY
Applications are submitted by post. Click here to contact the scholarship provider for more information on how to apply
Application deadline is February 1 2015