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 will award five $1,000 scholarships for the 2018-2019 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.
- 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.
Applications must be submitted online by 5 p.m. Mountain Time on Thursday, October 4, 2018. Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Additional documentation may be required upon award.