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1890 Scholarships Program

Program Purpose 

The 1890 Scholarships Program provides scholarships to support recruiting, engaging, retaining, mentoring, and training of undergraduate students at the 1890 land-grant institutions, resulting in baccalaureate degrees in the food and agricultural sciences (see Appendix III for definition) and related fields. The scholarships are intended to encourage outstanding students at 1890 institutions to pursue and complete baccalaureate degrees in the food and agricultural sciences and related fields that would lead to a highly skilled food and agricultural systems workforce. 

By developing a highly-skilled workforce, the 1890 Scholarships Program is aligned with USDA Strategic Goal #4: Facilitate Rural Prosperity and Economic Development. 

Beginning Fall 2020, Delaware State University (DSU) will award these scholarships to individuals who: 

  1. Have been accepted for admission to DSU; 
  2. Will enroll at DSU no later than one year after the date of acceptance; and 
  3. Intend to pursue a career in the food and agricultural sciences, including a career in agribusiness, energy and renewable fuels, or financial management. 

Program Priority 

The 1890 Scholarships Program supports the enrollment and retention of students at 1890 Land-Grant Universities to: 

  1. Increase the number of graduates with baccalaureate degrees in the food and agricultural sciences and related fields; and 
  2. Support Scholars’ intent on pursuing a career in the food and agricultural sciences and related fields in order to meet the technologically advanced needs of the 21st century food and agricultural systems workforce. 

Examples of fields of study supported by this scholarship:

Agriculture
Agri-Business
Agriculture Education
Animal and Poultry Science
Equine Business Management
General Agriculture
Plant Science
Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Natural Resources
Environmental Science
Wildlife or Fisheries Management

Human Ecology
Dietetics
Food Science
Nutritional Sciences
Textiles and Apparel Studies

AWARDS

Scholarships are awarded annually and must be used at Delaware State University. Each award is renewable each year for the term of the scholarship and provides full tuition, and room and board. The scholarship renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance and academic progress toward the bachelor’s degree.

Eligibility Requirements

High School applicant must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or nationalized citizen
  • Have applied for or have been accepted for admission to DSU
  • Have a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certificate with a high school grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 unweighted (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Seek to study agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or other related disciplines
  • Demonstrate leadership and community service

College applicant must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be a college freshman or sophomore
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Attend DSU
  • Study agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or other related disciplines
  • Demonstrate leadership and community service

1890 Scholarships Program Information Packet

To Apply

1890 Scholarships Program application

Deadline: may 18, 2020