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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.


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)


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 attend.


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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Chris Corzine
Central Region Agricultural Education Coordinator
Georgia Department of Education
PO Box 4060
1005 State University Dr.
Ft. Valley, GA 31030

Stan Mitchell
North Region Coordinator
Agricultural Education
204 Four Towers
University of Georgia
Athens, Ga. 30602
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