USDA / 1890 National Scholars Program, application deadline January 31
PINE BLUFF – The deadline to apply for the United States Department of Agriculture / 1890 National Fellowship Program is January 31, said Belinda Demmings Bell, USDA Liaison Officer for the University of Arkansas to Pine Bluff, in a press release.
The program awards scholarships to students who attend one of 19 historically black universities. High school students entering their first year of college and sophomore and graduate students are eligible to apply.
USDA / 1890 National Fellows receive full tuition for a bachelor’s degree, books, and the cost of room and board, Bell said.
During the summer months while in college, students will receive an internship with a USDA agency, including benefits. After graduation, all USDA / 1890 National Fellows are employed by their selected agency and must commit to at least one year of service with the USDA for each year of financial assistance provided, according to the release. .
National academics should specialize in agriculture or related sciences including agronomy, animal sciences, botany, food science and technology, forestry, home economics and nutrition, horticulture, resource management natural resources, soil conservation, farm and rangeland management, pre-veterinary medicine and IT.
Recipients are selected by both an 1890 / National Scholars program committee and participating USDA agencies, the statement said.
Recipients must apply for admission to the 1890 institution of their choice, then submit a study program package to the universities of their choice to the USDA liaison office. The university submits the case to the Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement, which contacts the USDA agencies that make the final selections. Applicants can apply to more than one institution, but each file submitted must contain the original signatures and transcripts. Otherwise, he will be disqualified, Bell said.
To learn more about eligibility and to access the application package, visit https://www.usda.gov/partnerships/1890NationalScholars.