Kentucky State University opens application process for USDA 1890 scholarships for students pursuing a career in agriculture
Kentucky State University has now opened the application process for $750,000 in USDA 1890 scholarships for students pursuing a career in agriculture. This scholarship program is for new Kentucky State students, either incoming freshmen or transfer students, intent on pursuing a career in the food and agricultural sciences or related fields.
Agriculture is not just farming anymore; there are positions for graduates in labs, business, marketing, environmental restoration, precision data technologies and communication opportunities. Graduates in the areas of food, agriculture, renewable natural resources and the environment supported by this scholarship program are essential to the ability to address the United States’ priorities of sustainable food systems, food security, sustainable energy and environmental quality.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts an 11 percent increase in the U.S. labor force in these food and agricultural science areas between 2012 and 2022 due to job growth and openings from retirement or other replacements. With the diversification and technological advancements in the food and agricultural related sciences, those with experience in areas such as biology, business administration, engineering, education, communication and consumer sciences will also be recruited.
Specific requirements for this scholarship program provides either full or partial scholarships at Kentucky State to incoming freshmen or transfer students can be found on the 1890 Scholarships page. The online application can be found on the 1890 Scholarships Application page.