Scholarships & Assistantships

AMS supports and participates in the following USDA scholarship and assistantship programs created in response to White House Initiatives and Presidential Orders:

The USDA 1890 National Scholars Program – awards scholarships to students attending one of the 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in agriculture, food, natural resources sciences, or related disciplines, and willing to work full-time with USDA upon graduation.

The USDA 1994 Tribal Scholars Program – is an employment program that offers a combination of work experience and academic study leading to a career position within USDA.  The program, which is designed to integrate classroom study with paid work experience, is conducted in accordance with a planned schedule and a working agreement between USDA agencies and the 1994 Tribal Colleges and universities.  For more information, contact USDA 1994 Tribal Land-Grant Colleges and University staff.

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) National Internship Program – recruits college students for paid summer and semester-long internships at USDA, other federal agencies, corporations, and nonprofit organizations.  The 10 and 15 week internships are designed to give college students direct experience in diverse careers.  Every year, USDA secures through HACU a significant number of interns interested in public service and work in the agricultural fields.  The internships provide students with valuable work experience while enhancing the Department’s recruitment pool and developing its future leaders.

Public Service Leaders Scholars Program – provides undergraduate and graduate level students with a challenging internship opportunity combined with a scholarship.  The program is designed to promote public service and create access to higher education.  Upon successful completion of program and degree requirements, participants become permanent employees of USDA. For more information contact USDA Hispanic-Serving Institutions National Program.