United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Scholarships to USA American Indian and Alaska Native college and high school students to study disciplines related to agriculture, natural resources, and food. Applicants must attend an eligible college or university. In addition to the scholarships, students will also engage in paid summer work experience that leads to employment at the USDA. Applicants must attend one of the 35 federally recognized tribal colleges and universities.
There are 35 federally recognized tribal colleges and universities (also known as “1994s”), designated as land-grant institutions through the Equity in Educational Land-Grant Status Act of 1994. For reservation communities, these 1994 land-grant institutions help improve the lives and career opportunities for Native students and the communities at large. 1994 institutions support research, education, and extension programs that enhance local agriculture and food production.
Scholars accepted into the program will be eligible for noncompetitive conversion to a permanent appointment with USDA upon successful completion of their degree requirements by the end of the agreement period. (5 CFR 213.3202) (Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018- Section 12519).
1994 Tribal Land-Grant Colleges and Universities are:
GrantWatch ID#: 193721
The program provides full tuition, employment, employee benefits, fees, books, and room and board each year.
Scholarships are available for up to 4 years. The scholarship may be renewed each year, contingent upon satisfactory academic performance and normal progress toward the bachelor's degree.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Send all application materials to either this email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement
USDA 1994 Tribal Scholarship Program
United States Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Avenue, SW.
Washington, DC 20250
Tel: (202) 720-6350
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