Our James E. Tatum Scholarship Program 


The Organization's scholarship program is committed to providing $1,000.00 scholarships to deserving students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the Agricultural Sciences or related fields. Applicants must be currently enrolled at or planning to attend one of the following 1890 universities:

Alabama A&M University
Alcorn State University, Mississippi
Delaware State University
Florida A&M University
Fort Valley State University, Georgia
Kentucky State University
Langston University, Oklahoma
Lincoln University, Missouri
North Carolina A&T University
Prairie View A&M University, Texas
South Carolina State University
Southern University, Louisiana
Tennessee State University
Tuskegee University, Alabama
University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff
University of Maryland, Eastern Shore
Virginia State University
West Virginia State University


The Organization offers a one-time limited scholarship fund to U.S. citizens who are seeking a bachelor’s degree at one of the eighteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Institutions. The field of study must be in the area of agriculture, natural resource sciences, or related disciplines. Studies must be in the following:

Agriculture Business/Management
Agriculture Economics
Agriculture Engineering/Mechanics
Agriculture Production and Technology
Agronomy or Crop Science
Animal Science
Farm and Range Management
Natural Resource Management
Soil Conservation/Soil Science
Wildlife Management

The Award

Scholarship awards of $1,000.00 are awarded annually, to students who attend one of the listed 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Institutions.

Who May Apply

Applicants who are U.S. citizens that have a high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate, and are starting or already enrolled in one of the listed colleges or universities for the fall semester. The minimum grade point average is 2.8 for consideration.



To download a copy of the NOPBNRCSE Scholarship Application: James E Tatum Scholarship Program 2017.pdf.


Application Deadline

All application materials must be received by the Close of Business on November 10, 2017. Please send applications to:

Attn: NOPBNRCSE Executive Board





General Eligibility

  • Be a U.S. citizen

  • Be an entering freshman, or already enrolled at a college or university as of the fall semester/quarter for the 2017 school year.

  • Hold a High School Diploma or G.E.D. certificate

  • Have a High School/College GPA of 2.8 or better

  • Attend one of the eighteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Institutions listed

  • Study Agriculture, Natural Resource Sciences, or other related fields

  • Submit the completed Application Form

  • Submit a copy of an OFFICIAL or certified high school or college transcript

  • Submit two (2) letters of recommendation (from education professional & community leader)

  • Sign application where applicable (original signature only) 


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