USDA/1890 National Scholars Program

Scholarship Overview: Scholarship for current high school seniors and undergraduate students to increase the number of minorities studying agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, and related disciplines.

Deadline Date: December 31, 2022
Scholarship Details:

Application Requirements:

  • Submit an official transcript with the school seal and an authorized official’s signature
  • Submit a signed application (original signature only)
  • Standard scores of at least- 21 ACT or 1080 SAT scores

*All USDA/1890 National Scholars are required to commit to at least one year of service with the USDA for each year of financial assistance provided.

Application Requirements: GPA, SAT/ACT

Award Amount: $200,000
Award Details:

Full tuition, as well as room and board
Renewable all four years


Contact Email:
Contact Phone Number: (202) 720-6350

Additional Contact & Submission Information:

Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement
USDA/1890 Programs
1400 Independence Ave., S.W., Stop 0601
Washington, DC 20250


Eligibility: Ethnicity/Race, Citizen/Permanent Resident
Profession/Major: Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Biology, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Nutrition, Science, Veterinary Science
Grade Level: Undergraduate Students, High School

Institution Type: Historically Black Colleges/Universities, 4-year college
Other: Community Service