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    Food and Resource Economics Department

USDA Multicultural Scholarship

About the USDA Multicultural Scholarship Grant (Fall 2021 - Spring 2023)

The Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program was a grant-funded scholarship opportunity aims to increase the diversity of the food and agricultural workforce by supporting students from diverse backgrounds pursuing their bachelor's degrees through scholarships, mentorship, and experiential learning opportunities. Geared towards INCOMING FRE students. Scholars are eligible to receive $6,500 per year for 2 years and additional benefits. 

About Food and Resource Economics

Through curriculum and experiential learning, students develop the skills to analyze complex situations such as the allocation of natural resources to meet the needs of people in local, state, national, and global communities. Food and Resource Economics students study sales, finance, marketing, management, environmental policy, law, international trade, math, and economics.

UF Catalog: FRE Undergraduate Catalog Listing

Learn more information on how to apply to UF (Transfer): Transfer Admissions Information

Please be aware of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Transfer Application Deadlines: Transfer Application Deadlines

Scholarship Requirements

As communicated by UF Food and Resource Economics and the USDA

  • AA or equivalent coursework (60 hours)
  • 2.5 GPA
  • Be a citizen or national of the United States as determined in accordance with Federal law
  • Be newly enrolled in FRE
  • Not have been enrolled previously in an academic program in the food and agricultural sciences at the same degree level
  • Must be from an underrepresented race, ethnicity, and/or gender

If you are unsure if you meet the above criteria, please contact 

Scholarship Application

Please submit to by the deadline of August 1, 2022. A completed application includes the following:

Program Details

FRE USDA Multicultural Scholars will participate in the below activities:

  • Support in SEL experience (Examples include Study Abroad, Research, Extension Internships, Agribusiness Business Internships, etc.) during Junior Year - Summer
  • Weekly Meetings with Dr. Sharp and Ms. Shu during the first semester
  • Career Counseling with Dr. Sharp
  • Professional development via Ag. Econ. Club