2019 USDA/1890 Scholarship Application Now Available

April 1 – Prairie View A&M University is one of the nation’s elite 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities and with such an honor comes special reward for College of Agriculture and Human Sciences students. The 2019 USDA /1890 National Scholars Program application is now available for college-bound high school seniors and current college students.

This special program provides abundant opportunities for students studying agriculture at 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities including full tuition coverage, employment with the United States Department of Agriculture during college summers and after graduation, amongst many opportunities. The eligibility requirements for this program ask that students be in pursuit of a degree in agriculture or studying food, natural resource sciences, and any other related disciplines. Prairie View A&M University has a number of former and current USDA/1890 National Scholars who have been able to take their knowledge of agriculture beyond the classroom and even network with national figures in the industry. Since the program began in 2014, USDA has made these opportunities available to more than 130 agriculture students nationwide. “The Scholars Program is a multifaceted approach to strengthen the pipeline of talented agriculture professionals while strengthening our relationship with USDA-supported institutions,” said Mike Beatty, Acting Director of the Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement.

The National Scholars program is open to all high school seniors entering their freshman year of college, and rising college sophomores and juniors. Students who have been selected for the scholarship are able to renew each year and it is contingent on satisfactory academic performance and steady progress toward their bachelor’s degree. High School and College applications for the program are available here.  All application materials must be postmarked by Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

2019 1890 Scholars High School Application       2019 1890 Scholars College Application

Please visit the 1890/USDA National Scholars Program website or contact PVAMU’s USDA Liaison Horace Hodge at hdhodge@pvamu.edu or (936) 261-2521for more information.

This work was supported by the United States Department of Agriculture and 1890 Extension Formula Program projects under Section 1444.

Taelor Smith


Taelor Smith
Communications Specialist
(936) 261-5155