United States Department of Agriculture/William Helms Scholarship Program (WHSP)

The USDA APHIS is the agency responsible for safeguarding America's agricultural and natural resources from exotic plant and animal pests and diseases. APHIS' PPQ program deals specifically with plant health issues. Scholarship benefits include: financial aid while pursuing a degree; mentoring; paid work experience during school breaks; possible permanent employment upon graduation. Applicants must be enrolled in programs related to agriculture or the biological sciences and must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA.


Award Amount Not reported
Number of Awards 5,000
Application Deadline March 1
Available to Class Level Juniors, Seniors
Renewability Renewable


Minimum GPA Required None specified
Ethnicity/Heritage None specified
Residency None specified
Gender None specified
Religious Affiliation None specified
Location of College None specified
Area of Study Agriculture, Biology
Financial Need Financial need analysis is not required


Organization United States Department of Agriculture
United States Department of Agriculture
Address 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 1710 Attention: HR/Recruitment
City, State, Zip Washington, DC 20250
Telephone (202) 690-4759
Web Site Web site
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