The USDA has recently announced that the Scholarship Program now has 2 components for applicants:
1. High School Seniors
2. College/university students entering their sophomore or junior year at an accredited school in the U.S.
To recruit students for Agricultural and Science based careers. It provides full tuition, room/board, books, a laptop (including software), summer employment and a job upon completion of education.
- The student must major in one of the following subjects:
Biological, Agricultural (or related) Science, Business, Computer Science (see Section I of application)
- The student must have a high school GPA of 3.0 or better and a composite score of 21 or more on the ACT (see General Eligibility section of application).
Agriculture Scholarship awards up to $1000 to be applied to tuition/incidental and activity fees. Each scholarship is awarded for one academic semester. The amount awarded will vary according to GPA and documented financial need. Applicant must be a full-time student with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Under-represented students majoring in agriculture are strongly encouraged to apply.
"The USDA, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services (WS) Program is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships and paid summer internships. The goal is to provide training and experience for students from under-represented groups to enable them to move directly into USDA Wildlife Services jobs after completing two summer work assignments and graduating with an appropriate degree (Minor in Wildlife Management)."
The Center of Excellence GIS Lab offers a "GIS Incentive Scholarship" for students majoring in Agriculture, Environmental Sciences and Biology with a minor in Geospatial Information Science. The student needs to have a minimum 2.6 GPA. The scholarship pays tuition for up to 15 credits per semester, GIS book and related expenses. It targets minority students including white females.
For additonal information and mailing of applications:
Department of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences
820 Chestnut Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Telephone: (573) 681-5967
Fax: (573) 681-5955