Apply for Native Agriculture and Food Systems Scholarship Program!

Deadline: 28 September 2017

First Nations is seeking applications for its “Native Agriculture and Food Systems (NAFSI) Scholarship Program” to encourage more Native American college students to enter these fields so that they can better assist their communities with these efforts.

First Nations will award five $1,000 scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic school year to Native American college students majoring in agriculture and agriculture-related fields, including but not limited to agribusiness management, agriscience technologies, agronomy, animal husbandry, aquaponics, environmental studies, fisheries and wildlife, food production and safety, food-related policy and legislation, food science and technology, horticulture, irrigation science, nutrition education, and sustainable agriculture or food systems.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student majoring in an agricultural-related field, or be able to demonstrate how their degree program relates to Native food systems.
  • Applicant must be tribally-affiliated and able to provide documentation.
  • Applicant must have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.75.
  • Applicant must demonstrate a commitment to helping his/her community reclaim local food-system control.

How to Apply

  • Scholarship Application Checklist:
    • Online application
    • Proof of tribal affiliation (e.g. enrollment card, CIB, letter from tribe, etc.)
    • College enrollment verification form
    • Unofficial transcript
    • Letter of recommendation from faculty member
    • Essay (250-500 words) addressing:
      • how you will use your degree to help your community reclaim control of its local/traditional food system, and
      • how you plan to spend the scholarship money
    • Headshot photo for possible use in First Nations’ publicity activities (optional)
  • Applications must be submitted online via given website.

For more information, please visit First Nations.

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