Tuesday, January 27, 2015

FEB 1 Deadline for GREAT USDA Scholars Program - don't miss out!

     1. The Office of Advocacy &     Outreach (OAO) recently released 
its USDA 1890 National Scholars     Program. The National Scholars 
Program is a major effort of the USDA     and nineteen 1890 
Historically Black Land-Grant Institutions (HBCUs) to     award 
scholarships to students to attend one of the nineteen 1890     
Institutions in any field of study in agriculture, food, natural 
resource     sciences or other related disciplines.

The USDA/1890 National     Scholars Program will provide full tuition, 
employment, employment benefits,     fees, books, and room and board 
each year for up to 4 years to selected     students pursuing a 
bachelor’s degree at the following     universities:

·      Alabama A&M     University
· Alcorn State     University
· Central     State University , Ohio
·      Delaware State     University
· Florida     A&M University
· Fort     Valley State University ,     Georgia
· Kentucky State     University
· Langston     University , Oklahoma
·      Lincoln University ,     Missouri
· North Carolina     A&T State     University
· Prairie View     A&M University ,     Texas
· South Carolina     State University
·      Southern University,     Louisiana
· Tennessee     State University
·      Tuskegee University ,     Alabama
· University of     Arkansas Pine Bluff
·      University of Maryland Eastern     Shore
· Virginia State     University
· West     Virginia State University

Eligible students must be U.S.     citizens, have a cumulative GPA of 
3.0 or better, have been accepted at one     of the 1890 HBCUs, study 
agriculture, food, natural resource sciences or     other related 
academic disciplines, demonstrate leadership and community     service, 
and etc. Please visit the USDA 1890 National Scholars Program website 
for more     information.

Share this information with all high school     students, parents of 
students, school guidance counselors, principals,     teachers, and 
churches. The scholarship may be renewed each year     contingent upon 
satisfactory academic performance and normal progress toward     the 
bachelor’s degree. High school applications and college     
applications may be downloaded from the site below:


Application     and supporting documentation DEADLINE: February 1, 2015 


            Ali     Muhammad

            Diviersity and     Inclusion Specialist


            Whitten     Building-Room 17W





                 Our     Nation derives strength from the diversity of 
its population and from its     commitment to equal opportunity for 
all. We are at our best when we     draw on the talents of all parts 
of our society, and our greatest     accomplishments are achieved when 
diverse perspectives are brought to bear     to overcome our greatest 
challenges.-President      Barack Obama Executive     Order 13583-

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