FVSU 1890 Scholarship Program

We are excited to announce the FVSU 1890 Scholarship Program for First Time College (FTC) and transfer undergraduate students who major in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) funded scholarship will cover four years of education for qualified students who maintain requirements.

Qualified Applicants should Meet the Following Selection Criteria:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be accepted into an academic major offered by the College of Agriculture, Family Sciences and Technology (CAFST) at Fort Valley State University.
  • For transfer students, will be enrolled at FVSU in the CAFST academic major of interest no later than one year after the date of acceptance.
  • Intend to pursue a career in the food, agricultural, or natural resource related areas.
  • Have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0.
  • Submit test scores (SAT 480 reading and writing/440 math or ACT 17 reading and English/17 math).
  • Submit an essay (See instructions below under Required Documents).
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student in a CAFST academic major, which is defined as being registered for a minimum of twelve hours on a semester basis, in courses outlined in the respective program of study and approved by the student’s academic advisor.

Benefits of Scholarship:

  • Can cover up to eight semesters (four years) of tuition if student meets renewal requirements.
  • This program will provide financial assistance to freshmen/transfer students of up to $6000 per academic year.
  • A maximum of $24,000 in scholarship dollars.

What is it eligible to cover?:

  • Tuition, books, food, room and board, fees, etc.

Who can apply?:

  • High school students.
  • Transfer students.

Application Process:

  • FVSU Future Freshmen Admissions
  • Complete FAFSA form.
  • Complete FVSU application.
  • Select major in CAFST.
  • Apply for financial assistance:
    • HOPE
    • Others sources
    • Select FVSU 1890 Scholarship in CAFST
    • Confirm acceptance of award and pay fees
  • Apply for the FVSU 1890 Scholarship.

FVSU 1890 Scholarship Program Application:

Required Documents:

Please note, your application will not be considered until/unless you submit the following required documents:

  • Recommendation Form - This form should be sent to the persons submitted as recommendations on the application form above. Recommenders should fill out and return the form to ibrahimm@fvsu.edu.
  • Privacy Act Advisory Statement and Release Form
  • Submit a personal statement (essay) regarding your educational and career goals and your desire to obtain the FVSU 1890SP Scholarship. You must include how the scholarship would help you achieve your educational and career goals in the food and agricultural sciences or related areas. Essays must be typed.

Required documents should be sent to:
Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim


  • A student must be enrolled in an average number of fifteen credit hours per semester to graduate within 4 years.
  • Renewal is not automatic. Students must apply each year. Awards may be renewed if funding permits and students have maintained a GPA of at least 3.00. Awards, if renewed, are for a maximum of 4 consecutive years. The FVSU 1890 Scholarship awards are not available for summer terms.