New Scholarship Program for Agriculture Students at Fort Valley State University

The College of Agriculture, Family Sciences and Technology at Fort Valley State University in Georgia has partnered with the U.S. Department of Agriculture on a scholarship program seeking to increase the number of students studying agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, and other agriculture-related disciplines.

The FVSU 1890 Scholarship Program will provide financial assistance to freshmen and transfer students of up to $8,120 per academic year (up to $32,480 for four years). As part of the program, students will receive professional development assistance, including mentoring, preparation for internships and career readiness counseling. The scholarship program is funded by $2,250,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Ralph Noble, dean of the College of Agriculture, Family Sciences and Technology, stated that “we are committed to supporting high achieving students on their educational journey and preparing them for future careers in the food and agricultural sciences. Agriculture has changed from the days when our parents and grandparents worked the farm. Today, we address challenges in health, food security, globalization and family through robots, drones, science, and biotechnology.”

Dr. Noble earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural sciences and a master’s degree in animal sciences from Tuskegee University in Alabama. He holds a Ph.D. in reproductive physiology from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.

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