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How To Apply For USDA 1890 National Scholars Program 2024

Dec 16, 2023

How To Apply For USDA 1890 National Scholars Program 2024

Application is now open for the USDA 1890 National Scholars Program 2024. The USDA 1890 National Scholars Program is aimed at bolstering educational and career opportunities for students from rural or underserved communities around the country. It was established in 1992 as part of the partnership between USDA and the 1890 land-grant universities.


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Program Title: USDA 1890 National Scholars Program 2024

Study Disciplines:

USDA 1890 National Scholars are required to study one of the following 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, 

     • Range Management.

Other related disciplines, (e.g. nonmedical biological sciences, pre-veterinary medicine, computer science)

General Eligibility:

To be eligible for the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program scholarship, a student must:

     • Be a U.S. citizen

     • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale)

     • Have a minimum of 21 ACT and 1080 SAT scores

     • Have been accepted for admission or currently attending one of the nineteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities.

     • Study agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or other related academic disciplines

     • Demonstrate leadership and community service

     • Submit an official transcript with the school seal and an authorized official's signature

     • Submit at least 2 letters of reference

     • Submit the completed application

Who Should Apply:

The USDA 1890 National Scholars Program is open to high school seniors entering their freshman year of college, and rising college sophomores and juniors.

The applications for the 2024 school year will be accepted from December 15, 2023, through March 1, 2024.

How to apply:

Interested applicants should Click Here to view instructions for creating a user account (PDF, 767 KB) and submit your application. You can sign up at