USDA/1890 National Scholars Program  Deadline to submit application April 15, 2023

The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is a partnership between USDA and the 1890 historically black land-grant colleges and universities (PDF, 1.2 MB). The program provides full tuition, fees, books, room and board to students pursuing degrees in agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or related academic disciplines. When the student has completed the academic and summer work requirements of the scholarship, USDA may at its discretion convert the student to a permanent employee without further competition.

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1994 Tribal Scholars Program Deadline to submit application April 9, 2023.

The USDA 1994 Tribal Scholars Program seeks to increase the number of American Indian and Alaska Native students studying agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, and related disciplines.

The USDA 1994 Tribal Scholars Program combines classroom study with paid work experience that leads to employment at USDA. Through this program, USDA seeks to boost the number of students studying and graduating in food, agriculture, natural resources, and other related fields of study, and help build the pipeline of future agricultural scientists and professionals. The program also strengthens USDA partnerships with 1994 land-grant institutions.

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Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) Deadline to submit application:  July 14, 2023

The CAPAL program provides agencies with highly qualified internship candidates representing groups that are currently under-represented within the federal workforce. CAPAL interns hail from a diverse set of the country’s most prominent universities including UC Berkeley, University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, and Harvard University.

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Thurgood Marshall College Fund Internship Program Deadline to submit application:  August 31, 2023 (Fall)

TMCF supports and represents students attending HBCUs across the country. This program accepts undergraduate students with at least a sophomore standing, graduate, and professional students. Applicants must maintain at least a 3.0 G.P.A. with strong verbal and written communication skills. They must able to demonstrate strong initiative and drive, in the following fields: science, technology, engineering, agriculture, mathematics, or business.

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