Eligibility Requirements

Scholars and Fellows Program

The eligibility requirements for admission into the USDA NRCS Scholars and Fellows Program are as follows:

  • Student majoring in agriculture/science or engineering—related to USDA/NRCS
  • US Citizen or permanent resident
  • Any classification
  • GPA:
    • Incoming students (freshmen):  3.0 GPA/ACT score of 22
    • Returning students:  2.8 GPA
  • Be enrolled for 15 credit hours during the period the scholarship is received
  • Must apply for federal financial aid during period of participation