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Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP)

Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP)

The Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory (NREL), the CSU Access Center, and the CSU Microbiome Network seek applicants to apply for the US Department of Agricultural Multicultural Scholar’s Program (MSP) fellowship. Applicants should be highly motivated and desire to pursue a career, or have interest in: human, animal, agricultural, plant and soil biology, or environmental systems.

The program will provide scholarships of $6,500 per year (for up to four years) for students from first-generation and/or low-income backgrounds from under-represented populations in food, agriculture, and human sciences. Students from the CSU Alliance Partnership high schools (Adams City, Fort Lupton, John Mall, Pueblo Central, Sierra, Centauri, Hinkley, Montezuma-Cortez, Rocky Ford, Trinidad) and USDE TRIO partner high schools (Greeley Central and Poudre) in Colorado are eligible to apply. Applicants will need to be admitted Colorado State University for the 2021-2022 academic year to receive funding. Students must also select a major in one of the following six areas: Animal Science, Soil & Crop Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Environmental Health, Microbiology, Ecosystem Science & Sustainability, or Watershed Science.

SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY:

Only individuals who meet the eligibility requirements listed below will be awarded scholarships. In order for individuals to receive the scholarship they must:

1. Be citizens or nationals of the United States of America as determined in accordance with Federal law;

2. Have strong interest, as judged by the institution, in pursuing a degree in human, animal, agricultural, plant and soil biology, or environmental systems sciences;

3. Be registered as full-time students;

4. Be from a CSU Alliance Partnership or USDE TRIO High School;

5. Be accepted to Colorado State University; and

6. Be declared as a CSU major in Animal Science, Soil & Crop Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Environmental Health, Microbiology, Ecosystem Science & Sustainability, or Watershed Science.

 

IN ADDITION TO MEETING THE SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, APPLICANTS MUST:

Complete the MSP Create Application page

SUMBIT THE FOLLOWING:

1.  Letter of Recommendation from a high school teacher, counselor, or other representative familiar with the student’s academic achievements and career goals.

2.  Personal Essay of no more than 2 pages, 12 pt. font, Times New Roman double-spaced addressing the question: “Why are you interested in you chosen major field of study?”

3.  Transcripts (unofficial) or Letter of acceptance from CSU

To apply, fill out the application here.  After your application is submitted you can begin to upload documents.