September 19, 2023

Howard University Partners with Department of Agriculture Diversity Scholars Program

Howard University is partnering with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) to create a new FAS Diversity Scholarship program, which will help students earn a master’s degree in agribusiness or agricultural economics.

Scholars will receive support to continue their studies at the accredited US university of their choice. The opportunities they will be offered include domestic and overseas internships, mentoring and professional development.

Recruitment of the inaugural cohort is underway. The application deadline is October 6, 2022.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, have a minimum GPA of 3.2, and begin full-time study for a master’s degree in agribusiness or agricultural economics at an accredited U.S. institution beginning in fall 2023.

“FAS is proud to launch this program in partnership with Howard University, one of the nation’s leading historically Black colleges and universities, to provide outstanding minority students with the opportunity to become Foreign Service Officers and to support our mission of promoting trade and food security in the world. world,” said FAS Administrator Daniel Whitley. “Howard University has a proven track record of transforming students from all walks of life into diplomatic representatives and world leaders. The promise of this collaboration will reinforce USDA’s commitment to ensuring its foreign service team reflects the diversity of our country.