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From: Chris Corzine <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 11:13 AM
Subject: USDA/1890 National Scholars Program
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Please see letter and application below.

Dear FFA Advisor and/or Ag Instructor:

Please distribute the following information about the USDA/1890 National
Scholars Program.  This is a grand opportunity for students interested in
agriculture and agriculture-related fields.  As a participant in the
USDA/1890 National Scholars Program, incoming freshman will be giving the
opportunity to receive an education and career free from financial debt upon
graduation. This scholarship and career opportunity is described below:

*The Award*

The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program scholarship is awarded annually and
must be used at one of the eighteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant
Institutions. Each award provides annual tuition, fees, books, room and
board, employee benefits, use of a laptop computer, printer and software
while on scholarship, for each academic year. The scholar is required to
work in the Student Educational Employment Program during school breaks
typically during the summer) and agree to one (1) year of service with the
U.S. Department of Agriculture for each year of financial support at the
completion of the scholar's bachelor degree program. Each annual scholarship
renewal is contingent upon satisfactory performance and normal progress
toward the bachelor degree.

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*General Eligibility*

Applicant must:

§ Be a U.S. citizen

§ Be interested in attending one of the eighteen 1890 Historically
Land-Grant Institutions

§ Be a graduating high school senior or expect to hold a high school diploma
or G.E.D. certificate

§ Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better

§ Have scored 1000 on the SAT (math & critical reading); or 21 on the ACT

§ Intend to study agriculture, food, natural resource sciences disciplines
or other USDA career related field

    (including accounting, marketing, computer science, and many more

§ Demonstrate leadership and community service

§ Submit an official transcript with the school seal and an authorized
official’s signature

§ Submit a signed application (original signature only)

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*Application Deadline*

All application materials must be postmarked no later than the February 1,
2011 DEADLINE and sent to the university(s) selected by the applicant to

For more information, applications, and/or if you would like me to come to
your school to make a presentation to your students, please contact me via
email at [log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask], or telephone at
(478) 825-6298 office or (202) 253-4218 cell.

*Karla A. Martin*

*USDA Liaison Office*

*1890 Program Manager*

*Fort Valley State University*

*Fort Valley, GA 31030*

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*(478) 825-6298 office*

*(202) 253-4218 cell*

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"What I know is, is that if you do work that you love, and the work fulfills
you, the rest will come."

--Oprah Winfrey

Chris Corzine
Central Region Agricultural Education Coordinator
Georgia Department of Education
PO Box 4060
1005 State University Dr.
Ft. Valley, GA 31030
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Stan Mitchell
North Region Coordinator
Agricultural Education
204 Four Towers
University of Georgia
Athens, Ga. 30602
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