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Land Grant Program


1890 Scholarships Program

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.

Beginning Fall 2020, Kentucky State University (KSU) will award these scholarships to individuals who:

  1. Have been accepted for admission to KSU;
  2. Will enroll at KSU no later than one year after the date of acceptance; and
  3. Intend to pursue a career in the food and agricultural sciences, including a career in agribusiness, energy and renewable fuels, or financial management.Program Priority The 1890 Scholarships Program supports the enrollment and retention of students at 1890 Land-Grant Universities to:
  1. Increase the number of graduates with baccalaureate degrees in the food and agricultural sciences and related fields; and
  2. Support Scholars’ intent on pursuing a career in the food and agricultural sciences and related fields in order to meet the technologically advanced needs of the 21st century food and agricultural systems workforce. To be eligible for the 1890 Scholarships Program at KSU, a student must commit to pursuing a career in agriculture and attain one of these baccalaureate degrees:
  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Food, and Environment (AFE) in tracks of:
    • Agribusiness;
    • Agricultural Communications;
    • Agricultural Education;
    • Agricultural Systems;
    • Aquaculture Systems;
    • Environmental Systems; or
    • Food Systems and Nutritional Sciences
  • Bachelor of Arts in Child Development and Family Relations (non-teaching)
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology
    • Including Pre-Professional Track (Pre-Veterinarian)
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and Journalism
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration:
    • Accounting;
    • General Business;
    • Management;
    • Specialization in Management Information Systems; or
    • Specialization in Marketing
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science:
    • Information Security Option;
    • Mathematics Option;
    • Computer Information Systems; or
    • Applied Information Technology: Network Engineering

Those students not majoring in the B.Sc. in AFE must also complete a minor in Agriculture, Food, and Environment or one of the AFE certificates.


AWARDS

Scholarships are awarded annually and must be used at Kentucky State University. Each award is renewable each year for up to a four year term. Scholarship range from full tuition, and room and board to partial scholarships. The scholarship renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance and academic progress toward the bachelor’s degree.


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

A High School or Transfer Student Applicant must:

  • Be an eligible participant enrolled in one of the degree programs above;
  • Be a citizen or national of the United States;
  • Be accepted for admission at KSU;
  • Be enrolled at an KSU not later than one year after the date of acceptance at KSU;
  • Study food and agricultural sciences or one of the degree areas that we have stated as related disciplines;
  • Intend to pursue a career in the food and agricultural sciences, including a career in agribusiness, energy and renewable fuels, or financial management;
  • Have a minimum cumulative 2.8 GPA at the time of application and maintain at least a 2.8 GPA on a semester and cumulative basis while receiving scholarship support; and
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student in a program of study in the food and agricultural sciences or a related field leading to an undergraduate degree during each semester that he/she receives 1890 Scholarships Program support
  • Complete an Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA);
  • Each recipient student will have a faculty mentor in their agricultural interest area and the student will be required to visit with this professor at the beginning of each semester to discuss the student’s progress in the program. The student will be required to submit a progress form and continued agricultural career commitment form to the Selection Committee as proof of the meeting. The committee will review all recipients at the end of each semester to monitor progress in completing their education, maintaining a 2.8 GPA, and participation in student groups for leadership development.

INFORMATION PACKET

1890 Scholarships Program Information Packet (print friendly)


TO APPLY

NOTE: This Scholarships Program is not available to current students at Kentucky State University

All reference correspondence from High School Counselors and Teachers or from College Departmental Deans and Faculty need to be sent to:

Amy McGee (amy.mcgee@kysu.edu)

OR

Kentucky State University
College of Agriculture, Communities and the Environment
400 East Main St
Cooperative Extension Building
Frankfort, KY 40601.
We encourage all letters of recommendation to be emailed to speed up processing of applications.

To start the application process click the link below.

1890 Scholarships Program Application

DEADLINE: June 15, 2020