U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
03/23/22 5:00 PM Eastern
Grants to USA IHEs and affiliated research institutes to provide scholarships for degree programs in veterinary medicine and the agricultural sciences to students from historically disadvantaged groups. Applicants who are first-time users are required to register early with the online system prior to applying. Scholarships will promote the recruitment, retention, and training of committed, eligible multicultural scholars, resulting in either a bachelor's degree within the food and agricultural science disciplines or a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.
Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP)
The purpose of this competitive undergraduate scholarship grant program is to increase the multicultural diversity of the food and agricultural scientific and professional workforce, and advance the educational achievement of all Americans by providing competitive grants to colleges and universities.
USDA/NIFA administers this federal assistance grant program to recruit and support undergraduate students in order to educate them in national need areas of the food and agricultural sciences, or in rural economic, community, and business development. USDA initiated the Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program in FY 1994. This program, functioning collaboratively with eligible higher education institutions, is developing intellectual capital to secure the preeminence of U.S. food and agricultural system.
The goals and objectives of the scholarships are to encourage outstanding students from underrepresented and underserved groups to pursue and complete degrees in these fields that would lead to a diverse and highly skilled work force. This may or may not include the teaching and preservation of traditional ecological knowledge.
NIFA is soliciting applications for student education that will:
For Project and Grant Types, see p. 9 of the RFA listed in Attached Files below.
GrantWatch ID#: 160554
Range of Awards: $20,000 - $250,000
Within the framework of these guidelines, all decisions with respect to the appointment of MSP Scholars will be made by grantees. Scholars must be identified, and scholarships must be awarded within twelve (12) months of the effective start date of a grant. Grantee must notify and obtain approval from the NIFA Program Office if scholarship funds cannot be allocated within this twelve-month period.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Ray A. Ali, Ed.D.
Grants.gov online support:
800-518-4726 Toll-Free or 606-545-5035
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
United States Department of Agriculture
2312 East Bannister Road, MS 10000
Kansas City, MO 64141-3061
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