USDA/1890 National Scholars Program Scholarship Deadline Extended to Jan. 31

Carol Sanders | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences


The deadline for the 2017 USDA 1890 National Scholars Program Scholarship has been extended to Jan. 31.

The USDA 1890 National Scholars Program awards scholarships to students attending one of nineteen 1890 historically black land-grand universities who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree in agriculture, food, natural resource sciences or related academic disciplines.

“Scholarships provide full tuition, fees, books, room and board each year for up to four years as long as normal progress is made toward a bachelor’s degree, which makes it one of the premier scholarships available to high school seniors entering their freshman year and rising college sophomores and juniors,” said George Richardson, USDA 1890 program liaison at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

Recipients are selected by U.S. Department of Agriculture agencies and not the 1890 institution. Recipients apply for admission directly to the 1890 institution of their choice and submit a scholar’s program packet to the attention of the USDA 1890 program liaison at the institui8on of their choice listed on the back of the application.

Application packets are posted on the web at Click on the application link near the end of the website.

For more information or help with the application process, contact Richardson at (870) 575-7241 or (870) 575-7240 or or


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