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Black Emphasis Program

2012 Black History Month Poster

Program Manager: Dreana Miller  (732) 537-6047

The Black Emphasis Program is designed to provide focus on issues such as employment, promotion, training, and career enhancement affecting Black employees and applicants in NRCS.

The program seeks to:

  • Increase the number of Blacks in professional, administrative, and technical occupations.
  • Eliminate concentrations of Blacks in single interval series to diversify and create advancement opportunities throughout all occupational levels and all disciplines.
  • Encourage the participation of Blacks in all NRCS sponsored programs and activities.
  • Provide a network of professional support for Blacks in NRCS.
February is Black History Month

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2012 Black History Month Poster Front as shown at right (668 kb)
2012 Black History Month Poster Answer Key

2011 Black History Month Poster (1.2 mb)

2010 Black History Month Poster (478 kb)


USDA/1890 National Scholars Program

USDA/1890 National Scholars Program Each year USDA provides 34 full 4-year scholarships to students attending any of the 17 historically Black 1890 Institutions. Open to students completing their senior year of high school, scoring a minimum of 1000 on the SAT, or a score of 21 or higher on the ACT. Must maintain a 3.0 GPA or better. Scholars must major in agricultural related fields, food or natural sciences, or other allied disciplines. Application deadlines is January 15 of each year. This is a student employment program with non-competitive conversion eligibility.

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This page last updated April 2, 2014.