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The USDA 1890 Scholars program is an excellent opportunity for students who are seeking a degree and career in the agriculture field. The scholarship can have a major impact on a student’s education and career because the program pays the student’s tuition, fees, meals and housing for up to four years,” said Travis Johnson, USDA 1890 program liaison.

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Selected students are required to intern with the sponsoring agency each summer. After graduation, the student is converted to a full-time employee if he or she successfully completes the required academic and summer work requirements of the program, noted Johnson.

The scholarship program established between USDA and 1890 institutions aims to increase the number of agriculture, food, natural resource sciences and other ag-related disciplines amongst 1890 schools.

High school students should complete the high school application and college students should complete the college application by Jan. 31, 2021. Completed applications must be postmarked and mailed by the deadline to the university(ies) of interest.

For more information or to receive help in applying to the 1890 UDSA scholarship, contact Travis Johnson, USDA 1890 program liaison at 202-596-4442 or [email protected], or visit

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