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The 1890 Universities Foundation supports the work of the 1890 Council of Academic Deans in advancing the 1890 Scholarships program – which is a critical mission area of the 1890 universities. 


The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA) was instrumental in awarding of grants totaling $19 million for scholarships to deserving students at 1890 land grant colleges and universities. The scholarships are intended to encourage outstanding students at 1890 institutions to pursue and complete baccalaureate degrees in the food and agricultural sciences and related fields that would lead to a highly skilled food and agricultural systems workforce. 


Since the inception of these scholarships, the 1890 institutions have experienced an increase in the number of students enrolling in agricultural sciences and related disciplines. These scholarship recipients will receive engagement, mentoring, and training - all of which will be critical to increasing the number of graduates in the food and agricultural sciences and related fields.

For more information about the 1890 Scholarships Program including how to apply, contact the 1890 Deans of Agriculture at the following 1890 Universities:


1890 Universities-Deans of Agriculture

University                                                                 Dean                                                          Email Address

Alabama A&M University                           Lloyd T. Walker                                         

Alcorn State University                              Edmund R. Buckner                                    

Central State University                            Morakinyo Kuti (Interim)                           

Delaware State University                        Cherese Winstead                                       

Florida A&M University                             Robert Taylor                                            

Fort Valley State University                       Govind Kannan                                        

Kentucky State University                         Kirk W. Pomper                                          

Langston University                                 Wesley L. Whittaker                                   

 North Carolina A&T State University       Mohamed Ahmedna                                    

Prairie View A&M University                     Gerald E. D'Souza                                     

South Carolina State University                 Louis Whitesides                                      

Southern University and A&M College      Orlando F. McMeans (Chancellor)            

Tennessee State University                       Chandra Reddy                                        

Tuskegee University                                 Olga Bolden-Tiller                                      

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff          Bruce McGowan (Interim)                          

University of Maryland Eastern Shore       Moses T. Kairo                                           

Virginia State University                            Robert Corley, III (Interim)                           

West Virginia State University                   Ami Smith                                                   

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