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School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences

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USDA/1890 Liaison

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 and books. 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 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.

USDA/1890 National Scholars Program 2023

-The application period will open in December 2022 for the 2023 year.
-Click here for eligibility requirements.
-Students can only apply online via e-application. To check on application availability in December and to apply, visit
-The application deadline is January 31, 2023.

Contact Us

Belinda Demmings Bell
USDA 1890 Program Liaison

USDA Liaison Office
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
1200 North University Drive
Mail Slot 4806
Pine Bluff, AR 71601