USDA Scholarship Opportunities

The USDA offers several scholarship opportunities to students in the school of agriculture (including animal sciences), as well as those of you in majors relating to biology and ecology.


Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association

From the AFCEA Website:

Deadline May 15

AFCEA Undergraduate Scholarships

The AFCEA Educational Foundation scholarship criteria stated below are in effect for the 2011-2012 school year. There are three general categories of scholarship assistance available for undergraduate students currently enrolled full time at four-year colleges or universities in the U.S. Please read the information listed below to determine eligibility based on individual qualifications and program. Please apply for one scholarship only.

U.S. military veterans or active-duty personnel                     only are eligible to apply as freshmen; all other applicants                     must be college sophomores or juniors at the time of application                     — minimum second-year college students ONLY please.


National Association of Black Accountants Scholarship

From the NABA Website

Since inception, the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA) has provided more than $8 million in scholarship funds to deserving students preparing to enter various business professions. For fiscal year 2009 alone, NABA awarded close to $500,000 and the amount continues to grow annually. Through the generous contributions of individuals, groups, and organizations that share NABA’s desire to break through the economic barriers minorities often experience, NABA has offered between 40 – 70 national scholarships annually ranging from $1000 – $10,000.

NABA 20 Pearls Scholarship
NABA National Scholarship $1,500
Corporate Partner Scholarships (various) $1,000 – $10,000
NABA Member Scholarship Awards (multiple) $1,000 – $3,000

To be eligible to receive an award, Applicants must:

  • Be an ethnic minority.
  • Be currently enrolled at a four-year United States college or university as a full-time (12 semester hours or equivalent), undergraduate freshman, sophomore, junior, or first-year senior accounting, finance, or business major or be a full-time graduate student (9 semester hours or equivalent) enrolled or accepted into a master’s-level business program. Current high school students are not eligible.
  • Meet a minimum grade point average.

Deadline – Jan 30