First Nations Development Institute Native Agriculture & Food Systems Scholarship

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Award Amount: $1,000

Number of Awards: Five (5)

Deadline: September 28, 2017

Winner Announcement:  Not known

Brief Description:

At First Nations Development Institute, is proud to offer the Native Agriculture and Food Systems Scholarship Program. Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student majoring in an agricultural-related field to apply. 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.

Host Institution:

Founded in 1980, First Nations began its national grant-making program in 1993. Through mid-year 2017, we have successfully managed 1,345 grants totaling more than $28.9 million to Native American projects and organizations in 39 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. Territory American Samoa.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • 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.

Instructions for Applying:

To apply, the candidates can enter online by submitting their email through the given link:

https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_1243/default.asp?SA=SNA&FID=35099

Supporting Documents:

  • 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
  • Headshot photo for possible use in First Nations’ publicity activities (optional)

Award Description:

There are five scholarships available up to $1,000 for the academic school year to Native American college students majoring in agriculture and agriculture-related fields.

Detailed Information Link:

http://www.firstnations.org/grantmaking/scholarship

Contact Information:

Have any question you can contact to Kendall Tallmadge (ktallmadge-at-firstnations.org) or Abi Whiteing (awhiteing-at-firstnations.org) via email, or call (303) 774-7836.