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. 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.
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. SPECIAL NOTE: Please refer to the Request for Applications (RFA) for pertinent information regarding the following topics: (1) Duplicate or Multiple Submissions; (2) Student Eligibility as Scholars; (3) Supporting Documents for High School Applications; and (4) Supporting Documents for College/Transfer Applications.