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Native Agriculture and Food Systems Scholarship in USA, 2017

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Applicants are invited to apply for Native Agriculture and Food Systems Scholarship Programme. These scholarships are awarded to pursue undergraduate or graduate degree programme.

The purpose of the Native Agriculture and Food Systems Scholarship Program is to encourage more Native American college students to enter these fields so that they can better assist their communities with these efforts.

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) is a nonprofit organization that assists Native American tribes, their communities, and Native nonprofits in economic development by providing technical assistance, training, policy, and the awarding of grants.

Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue undergraduate or graduate degree programme.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded 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.

Scholarship Award: Scholarships will cover $1,000.

Number of Scholarships: Five scholarships are available.

Scholarship can be taken in the USA

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • 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.

Nationality: US applicants are eligible for these scholarships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicant must have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.75.

How to Apply: Applicants can apply via online mode.

  • 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 (option

Application Deadline: The application deadline is September 28, 2017.

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