The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program applications for the 2010 academic school year now are being accepted. The scholarship program is a partnership initiative between USDA and the 1890 Land Grant Universities and Tuskegee University. The program is designed to expand diversity in USDA through the recruitment of talented students into public service in agriculture and related fields, including food sciences, natural resource sciences and agricultural sciences. Aspiring high school seniors and rising college sophomores and juniors are encouraged to apply before the Feb. 1, 2010 deadline.
USDA/1890 scholarship recipients receive full tuition, fees, books, use of laptop computers and printers, software, employment and employee benefits for each of the four years they pursue a bachelor's degree. For each year of the scholarship, students receive room and board provided by the partnering institutions. Students are required to work one year at USDA for each year of their scholarship.