WILBERFORCE, OH. – Thanks to the USDA-NIFA, Central State University,Ohio’s only 1890 Land-GrantInstitution,recently received $2.2 million in scholarships for Ohio students who choose to major in agriculture and related fields at Central State University. Funds for the scholarship came from the $14 million awarded to the nineteen 1890 Land-Grant Universities in the United States as a result of the 2018 Farm Bill.

Scholarships support recruitment and retention, student engagement and mentoring, and training undergraduate students at Central State.  

Applications for scholarships are now being accepted. The eligibility and the deadline for 1890 student scholarship has been extended. For this year only the eligibility criteria has been relaxed to include all Citizens and Nationals of the United States—which includes Ohio as well as out of state students who are eligible for this scholarship.  The deadline for application has been extended up until September 15, 2020. 

The four-year scholarship awards eligible students up to $60,000 which includes tuition, books, and room and board. High school seniors and college transfer students (including community college graduates) who are Ohio residents are eligible to submit an application for the award. The scholarship award is for the following majors: 

  • • Sustainable Agriculture (SAG) 
  • • Agricultural Education (AgEd)
  • • Exercise Science (EXS) with a Nutrition minor 
  • • Agricultural Extension Education (AgExEd)
  • • Agricultural Business (AgB), 
  • • Water Resources Management (WRM)
  • • Environmental Engineering (ENV).

High school applicants must have a cumulative GPA of no less than 2.8 and transfer students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. The deadline to apply is June 30, 2020. 

To learn more or to apply visit centralstate.edu, email skrishna@centralstate.edu, or call 937-376-6061.

About Central State University:

Central State University, located in Wilberforce, Ohio, is a regionally accredited 1890 Land-Grant University with a 133-year tradition of preparing students from diverse backgrounds and experiences for leadership, research and service. The University, which has been named HBCU of the Year by HBCU Digest, fosters academic excellence within a nurturing environment and provides a strong liberal arts foundation and STEM-Ag curriculum leading to professional careers and advanced studies globally.

EEO Statement:

Central State University, an 1890 Land-Grant Institution, is committed to the full inclusion of all people, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, marital or family status, military status, national origin, political beliefs, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. If reasonable accommodations are needed, please contact the Department of Human Resources at 937-376-6540. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution.