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Chairman David Scott and Key Co-sponsors Introduce Legislation Making the 1890s Land Grant African American Colleges and Universities’ Student Scholarships Program Permanent; with a $100 Million Increase

House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott issued the following statement after introducing legislation making the 1890s Land Grant African American Colleges and Universities' Student Scholarships program permanent with a $100 million increase:

“Just weeks ago, we in Congress heard directly from each of the 19 Presidents of the 1890 Land Grant African American Colleges and Universities,” said Chairman David Scott.  “The College Presidents shared with us Members of Congress how greatly beneficial, how much needed, and how grateful and thankful they are with the initial $80 million that started up our student scholarship program through the 2018 Farm Bill. And, they emphasized how important it is that we continue this great student scholarship program on an ongoing, permanent basis.” 

Chairman David Scott continued, “And, now, with this historic legislation, we in Congress are very proud to make this student scholarship program for the 1890s Colleges and Universities a permanent student scholarship program, with this increase of $100 million.” 

Chairman David Scott is joined by the following Members as original co-sponsors:

House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth (KY) 
House Rules Committee Chairman Jim McGovern (MA)
House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture Chairman Sanford Bishop (GA)
House Agriculture Committee Vice Chair Alma Adams (NC) 
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (MO), Senior Member, Financial Services Committee
House Agriculture Subcommittee on Biotechnology Chair Stacey Plaskett (VI)
House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition Chair Jahana Hayes (CT)
Congressional Black Caucus Chair Joyce Beatty (OH)

The nineteen 1890 Land Grant African American Colleges and Universities are as follows:

1. Alabama A&M University

2. Alcorn State University

3. Central State University

4. Delaware State University

5. Florida A&M University

6. Fort Valley State University

7. Kentucky State University

8. Langston University

9. Lincoln University

10. North Carolina A&T State University

11. Prairie View A&M University

12. South Carolina State University

13. Southern University System

14. Tennessee State University

15. Tuskegee University

16. University of Arkansas Pine Bluff

17. University of Maryland Eastern Shore

18. Virginia State University

19. West Virginia State University

All additional information regarding this bill can be found here.