Scholarships for Students at 1890 Institutions Program (1890 Scholarships) RFA

The purpose of the 1890 Scholarships Program is to provide 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 and related fields.



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.

Agency: Department of Agriculture

Office: National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Estimated Funding: $9,500,000

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FY 2020 1890 Scholarships RFA

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Applications may only be submitted by the nineteen 1890 land-grant institutions (as identified in the Second Morrill Act; 7 U.S.C.

322 et seq.), including Tuskegee University.

Awards will only be made to 1890 land-grant institutions that have a competitive scholarships awards process (see Part IV § B of this RFA, Field 8, b.).

Failure to meet the eligibility criteria by the application deadline may result in exclusion from consideration or, preclude NIFA from making an award.

For those new to Federal financial assistance, NIFA’s Grants Overview provides highly recommended information about grants and other resources to help understand the Federal awards process.

Please refer to the RFA for further pertinent details regarding: Duplicate or Multiple Submissions; Student Eligibility as Scholars; Supporting Documents for High School Applications; and Supporting Documents for College/Transfer Applications.

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