The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 1994 Tribal Scholars Program is an employment program that provides a combination of work experience and academic study leading to career positions within USDA. The program is planned to merge classroom study with paid work experience. The program is guided in accordance with a designed schedule and a working agreement between USDA agencies, students, and the 1994 Tribal Colleges and Universities. The USDA 1994 Tribal Scholars Program is planned to strengthen the long-term partnership between USDA and the 1994 Land-Grant Institutions; to increase the number of students studying and graduating in food, agriculture, natural resources, and other related fields of study; and to develop the pool of scientists and professionals to annually fill 50,000 jobs in the food, agricultural, and natural resources system.
Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines
A candidate has to be a High school senior entering their freshman year of college OR rising college sophomores and juniors who are accepted or enrolled at a 1994 Tribal College or University.
A candidate has to be accepted for admission or currently be attending one of the thirty-four 1994 Tribal Colleges and Universities.
A candidate should be a U.S. citizen.
A candidate should have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better. A scholar must maintain a GPA of 3.0 per semester once awarded a scholarship.
Study agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or other related academic disciplines
A candidate should demonstrate leadership and community service.
A candidate should submit an official transcript with the school seal and an authorized official's signature.
A candidate should submit a signed application (original signature only).