Multicultural Scholars Grants Program

The summary for the Multicultural Scholars Grants Program grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the CSREES, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Multicultural Scholars Grants Program: The Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP) was initiated in 1994. The scholarships are intended to encourage outstanding students to pursue and complete baccalaureate degrees in the food and agricultural sciences or the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree. This scholarship program is to increase the multicultural diversity of the food and agricultural scientific and professional workforce, and advance the educational achievement of all Americans by providing competitive grants to eligible colleges and universities. The MSP provides funding to support undergraduate or DVM training through student scholarship support and a cost-of-education allowance to the institution. For the FY 2007 award cycle CSREES intends to also support Student Experiential Learning (SEL) opportunities for eligible USDA Multicultural Scholars to enable eligible USDA Multicultural Scholars to: (a) participate in research projects focused on multidisciplinary topics of national importance at institutions or organizations other than their own; (b) complete apprenticeships, internships, or similar participatory learning experiences (e.g., practicum for Doctor of Veterinary Medicine students, or internships abroad or externships in the private or public sector); and (c) complete study abroad programs relevant to their majors. The SEL awards for eligible USDA Multicultural Scholars will only be available as provided for within this grant announcement.
Federal Grant Title: Multicultural Scholars Grants Program
Federal Agency Name: CSREES
Grant Categories: Education
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-CSREES-HEMS-000527
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 10.220
CFDA Descriptions: Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program
Current Application Deadline: No deadline provided
Original Application Deadline: Jun 29, 2007
Posted Date: Mar 07, 2007
Creation Date: Mar 07, 2007
Archive Date: Jul 29, 2007
Total Program Funding: $998,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $998,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $72,000
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education Private institutions of higher education Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligible Applicants Applications may be submitted by (a) U.S. public or private non-profit colleges and universities that offer baccalaureate degree or Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree programs in at least one discipline of the food and agricultural sciences (see Part VIII, E., Definitions); (b) land-grant colleges and universities, including land-grant institutions in insular areas; (c) colleges and universities with significant minority enrollment and a demonstrable capacity to carry out the teaching of food and agricultural sciences; and (d) other colleges and universities with a demonstrable capacity to carry out the teaching of food and agricultural sciences. Additional Information on Eligibility: Students attending two-year colleges that are legally authorized to offer a two-year or equivalent program of college-level studies which is principally creditable toward a baccalaureate degree, may be awarded a MSP Scholarship by an eligible baccalaureate institution in cases where an articulation agreement, bridging agreement, or other type of collaborative arrangement exists with one or more eligible baccalaureate-level institution(s). In such instances, the baccalaureate-level institution must be the applicant.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
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Grant Announcement Contact
CSREES Help Desk
Phone: 202-401-5048
Business hours are M-F, 7:00 am -5:00 pm ET
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