The U.S. Department of Agriculture/1890 Liaison counsels students on employment opportunities in USDA agencies and oversees the USDA/1890 Scholars’ application process. The USDA/1890 Scholars Program is open to entering sophomores or juniors exhibiting leadership and community service and junior college or second-year college students transferring to a four-year institution.
Students selected as Scholars receive tuition, room and board, fees, books and use of a computer. As long as normal progress is made toward a bachelor's degree, the scholarship continues for up to four years. Students have a job with employee benefits with USDA during the summers while in college and a professional position available through wwww.jobsusa.gov upon graduation. USDA/1890 Scholars must major in agriculture or related sciences. These include agronomy, animal science, botany, fisheries, game or wildlife management, food or crop sciences, agricultural business, engineering, production or technology, forestry, home economics, nutrition, human development, horticulture, pre-veterinary sciences and computer science.
George W. Richardson
USDA/1890 Program Liaison at UAPB