Scholarships available for agribusiness majors in the state of SC | national news
The United States Department of Agriculture, along with the 1890 SC State University Research and Extension Program, accepts applications for the USDA / 1890 National Fellowship Program.
Selected academics receive full tuition and fees. The scholarship also covers books, board and lodging.
âThe USDA 1890 National Fellowship Program is a great opportunity for students to advance their careers in agricultural fields,â said Dr. Louis Whitesides, vice president and executive director of 1890 Research & Extension. âThe agricultural industry plays a major role in the United States, representing nearly 22 million jobs. We want to position our students to be at the forefront in their respective fields, leading and taking agriculture to a new level. “
High school students entering their first year of college, sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply for this scholarship. The candidate must specialize in agriculture or in a field related to agriculture.
Requirements of high school applicants:
- GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- A minimum ACT score of 21
- A SAT score of 1080 (a combined verbal / mathematical score of 1080 or greater on the SAT
- Must be accepted into an 1890 institution.
College Applicant Requirements:
- GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply and specialize in any of the following agriculture or agriculture-related programs offered at SC State University.
âThe USDA 1890 Scholars Program is a great opportunity for students looking for a degree and a career in agriculture. The scholarship can have a major impact on a student’s education and career, as the program pays for the student’s tuition, fees, meals, and accommodation for up to four years, âsaid Travis Johnson, USDA 1890 Program Liaison.
Selected students must complete an internship with the sponsoring agency each summer. After graduation, the student is converted to a full-time employee if they successfully complete the academic and summer work requirements of the program, Johnson noted.
The scholarship program established between the USDA and 1890 institutions aims to increase the number of schools in the fields of agriculture, food, natural resources and other disciplines related to agriculture.
High school students must complete the 2022 admission application at 1890.info/3roEr0j and students must complete the 2022 admission application at 1890.info/3FZr2Qq, by January 31, 2022. Applications duly completed must be stamped and mailed to SC by the deadline. State University, 300 College Street NE, Orangeburg, SC 29117.
For more information or to receive assistance in applying for the 1890 UDSA Fellowship, contact Travis Johnson, USDA 1890 Program Liaison Officer at (202) 596-4442 or [email protected], or visit www .usda.gov / partnerships / 1890NationalScholars.