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The College of Engineering Sciences, Technology and Agriculture (CESTA) is seeking outstanding students to apply for more than 100 scholarships ranging in values from $1,000 to $10,000.

Please see the following attachments and application or contact Dr. Charles Magee at the address below. Florida A&M University, located in Tallahassee, Florida, is an 1890 Land-Grant University. In 2006, Black Enterprise Magazine voted Florida A&M University the number one Historically Black College and University (HBCU), for African American students, and in Fall 1997 FAMU was selected by the Times Magazine - Princeton Review as College of the Year.

307 North Perry Paige
Tallahassee, FL 32307
Phone: 850 561-2198
Fax: 850 599-8586
E-mail: charles.magee@famu.edu

**The closing date for 2009-2010 scholarship application submission is June 30, 2009.**

» Click Here to download the CESTA Scholarship Package

Application Deadlines: November 13th  for Spring semeter  and  June 30th of each year for Fall Semester

Package includes the following: Announcement, Application, Financial Aid Form, Checklist, and Information Sheets

List of Scholarships

  • Biological and Agricultural Systems Engineering (BASE) Scholarship
  • Boeing Corporation Scholarship
  • Elanco/Lilly Scholarship
  • Ernestine Bowles Scholarship
  • General Agriculture Scholarship
  • Fla. Rural Rehabilitation Corporation Agricultural Sciences Scholarship (FRRCASS)
  • FAMU 2 2 Natural Resources Management Program
  • Wilbert S. Gary Scholarship
  • Hensel Phelps Construction Company





The CESTA Research and Extension Scholar Program is a Fellowship Program designed to provide research experiences and professional development in the area of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Engineering Sciences and Technology to talented undergraduate students. This Scholar program emphasizes collaborative research in all areas of Agricultural and Natural Resources, including Water Quality, Food Science, Animal Science, Agronomy, Forestry, Viticulture, Entomology, and Engineering Technology. The goal of the program is to generate interest in research/extension and graduate programs within the College of Engineering Sciences, Technology and Agriculture. The Scholar program aims to help students understand agricultural research and extension so that they can make good career decisions. Some of the features of the Leadership Fellowship Program include:


  • Opportunities to conduct independent research projects under the guidance of a Mentor;
  • Opportunities to present and publish research results at meetings of professional societies;
  • Professional Development Workshops;
  • Field trips to major research companies and laboratories;
  • Visits to important natural areas and museum collections;
  • A stipend of $5,000 for the academic year;
  •  Opportunities for International research travel;









Dr. Clifford Louime


Program Director


Florida A&M University, CESTA


N. Perry-Paige Bldg., Rm. 217


S. 1740 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd


Tallahassee, FL 32307


Phone: 850.561-2644


Email: clifford.louime[at]famu.edu



The objectives of the USDA/1890 Programs are to attract minority students into careers in agriculture and related fields, including Food Sciences and Agricultural Sciences; share expertise and resources in areas such as agricultural research, extension and teaching programs, technology development, limited-resource farmers and minority farmer programs, and rural development programs; and to increase the involvement of the 1890 Land-Grant Institutions and Tuskegee University in the delivery of USDA programs. The programs include: the USDA/1890 Task Force, the USDA 1890 Scholars Program, and the USDA/1890 Liaison Officer Program.


  • Interested in USDA summer internships or career opportunities?
    Application coming soon...
  • USDA/1890 National Scholars Program in the Agricultural, Food, and Natural Resource Sciences The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program will provide full tuition, employment, employee benefits, fees, books, use of a laptop, printer, and software while on scholarship and room and board each year for 4 years to students pursuing a bachelor's degree.
    » Click Here to download the scholarship application.



Cynthia M. Portalatín, USDA/1890 Ag Liaison Officer
Florida A&M University, CESTA
N. Perry-Paige Bldg., Rm. 217
S. 1740 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Tallahassee, FL 32307
Phone: 850.561.2191
Email: cynthia.portalatin[at]famu.edu

Online Resources:

USDA/1890 Scholarship: www.ascr.usda.gov/1890programs.html
USDA/1890 Program: www.ascr.usda.gov/outreach.html
All about USDA: www.usda.gov
Federal Employment: www.usajobs.gov
Federal Internships: www.studentjobs.gov
How to apply for USDA internships: www.da.usda.gov/employ/intern.htm
USDA Career Intern Program: www.da.usda.gov/employ/CareerInternPositions.htmSalary Tables: http://www.opm.gov/oca/08tables/index.asp