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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. The Multicultural Scholars Program is available every year.

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Who Is Eligible to Apply

  • 1862 Land-Grant Institutions
  • 1890 Land-Grant Institutions
  • 1994 Land-Grant Institutions
  • Hispanic-Serving Institutions
  • Other or Additional Information (See below)
  • Private Institutions of Higher Ed
  • State Controlled Institutions of Higher Ed
  • More Information on Eligibility

    (1) U.S. public or private non-profit colleges/universities that offer baccalaureate degree programs in at least one discipline of food & agricultural sciences; (2) land-grant colleges/universities, including those in insular areas; (3) colleges/universities with significant minority enrollment & a demonstrable capacity to teach food & agricultural sciences; and (4) other colleges/universities with a demonstrable capacity to teach food & agricultural sciences.

    Request for Application (RFA) | Apply: Electronic | Abstracts of Funded Projects

    Solicitation Date (Opening) August 13, 2014
    Letter of Intent Due Date None
    Due Date (Closing)
    September 30, 2014
    Estimated Total Program Funding $868,720.00
    Range of Awards $20,000.00 to $600,000.00
    Percent of Applications Funded Last Fiscal Year 25%
    Cost Sharing Requirements None
    For More Information Contact Ray A. Ali , Ed.D.
    Funding Opportunity Number USDA-NIFA-HEMS-004636
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