Many private and governmental organizations provide financial assistance in the form of scholarships to highly motivated and qualified high school and college students. Some offer full scholarships that cover most of the costs associated with college attendance. Many require students to major in certain fields of study such as agriculture, engineering, or social sciences. Most require a certain GPA, ACT, or SAT score. All require an application be submitted by a certain deadline. Remember, if you don't apply, you can't win!
Current high school students interested in spending part of this summer living on a college campus and participating in activities related to the study of agriculture can learn about the program by clicking here. The deadline for applications is generally in March of each year. A Handley HS graduate now studying at Tuskegee University participated in this program. If you would like to speak to him, send a note to us using the "Contact" tab of this website.
http://www.outreach.usda.gov/education/1890/ A U.S. Dept. of Agriculture scholarship program aimed at students interested in majoring in agriculture-related fields. It is offered every year, so high school juniors should prepare to apply. Current college freshmen-junior students enrolled in the qualifying colleges and majors may also apply.
The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program will provide full tuition, employment, employee benefits, fees, books, and room and board each year for up to 4 years to selected students pursuing a bachelor's degree at the following universities:
Alabama A&M University; Alcorn State University, Mississippi; Central State University, Ohio; Delaware State University; Florida A&M University; Fort Valley State University, Georgia; Kentucky State University; Langston University, Oklahoma; Lincoln University, Missouri; North Carolina A&T State University; Prairie View A&M University, Texas; South Carolina State University; Southern University, Louisiana; Tennessee State University; Tuskegee University, Alabama; University of Arkansas Pine Bluff; University of Maryland Eastern Shore; Virginia State University; West Virginia State University
http://blackstudents.blacknews.com/ See a list of scholarships you can apply for. Note that RCTS Scholarship Foundation does not endorse any offers made by other organizations or businesses.