The U.S. Department of Agriculture 1890 National Scholars Program has extended the scholarship deadline to Jan. 31.

According to a press release, the USDA 1890 program awards scholarships to students attending an 1890 historically black land-grant university. Applicants should be pursuing a bachelor’s degree in agriculture, food, natural resource sciences or related academic disciplines.

“Scholarships provide full tuition, fees, books, room and board each year for up to four years as long as normal progress is made toward a bachelor’s degree, which makes it one of the premier scholarships available to high school seniors entering their freshman year and rising college sophomores and juniors,” said George Richardson, USDA 1890 program liaison at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

Application packets are available at and students should click on the application link near the end of the website.

Details: George Richardson, UAPB’s USDA 1890 program liaison, 870-575-7241 or 575-7240 or or