Do you know about the worthy First Nations’ Native Agriculture & Food Systems Scholarship? Candidates who are interested in advancing their Agricultural careers should not miss this. The First Nations Development is introducing its valuable First Nations’ Native Agriculture & Food Systems Scholarship. Candidates should be full-time undergraduate or graduate students majoring in an agricultural-related field, or be able to demonstrate how their degree program relates to Native food systems. Fellows should be tribally-affiliated and able to provide documentation.
The motive behind initiating this program is to advance the students’ knowledge and careers and make it easy for them to complete their education without any worries. The purpose of the Native Agriculture and Food Systems Scholarship Program is to encourage more Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian college students to enter agriculture and agriculture-related fields so they can better assist their communities with efforts to reclaim local food systems control. They believe that reclaiming control over local food systems is an important step toward ensuring the long-lasting health and economic well-being of Native people and communities.
First Nations Development Institute recognizes that accessing healthy food is a challenge for many Native American children and families. Without access to healthy food, a nutritious diet, and good health are out of reach. To increase access to healthy food, they support tribes and Native communities as they build sustainable food systems that improve health, strengthen food security, and increase the control over Native agriculture and food systems. First Nations provides this assistance in the form of financial and technical support, including training materials, to projects that address agriculture and food sectors in Native communities.
Take a look at the table below to know more the scholarship:
|Organization||First Nations Development Institute|
|Educational Level||University or college students|
|Number of Awards||Undefined|
|Nationality||Domestic and International|
|Application Deadline||October 15, 2020|
|Requirement||Application, LoR, Transcript|
Who May Be Eligible?
Candidates who are interested in the program should check the eligibility requirements given below:
- Fellows should be full-time undergraduate or graduate students majoring in an agricultural-related field, or be able to demonstrate how their degree program relates to Native food systems.
- Applicants should be tribally-affiliated and able to provide documentation.
- Candidate should have at least a 2.75 GPA.
- Individuals must demonstrate a commitment to helping their community reclaim local food-system control.
How to Apply
Eligible students who are interested in the program should apply for the scholarship through an online application form. All the required information should be submitted through the application with concern. Late or incomplete data in the applications are not encouraged. Applicants may need to open an account to apply for the program or should log in using the credentials of their existing account. Other supporting materials should be provided with care.
- Proof of tribal affiliation (e.g., enrollment card, CIB, a letter from the tribe, OHA registry) is mandatory.
- A college enrollment verification form should be submitted.
- An unofficial transcript must be sent.
- A letter of recommendation from a faculty member must be provided.
- Headshot for possible use in First Nations’ publicity activities (optional).
This scholarship provides considerable financial support to the students and helps them in making their education easy and accessible. The amount through this scholarship should be utilized to pay academic expenses like tuition, books, and other related needs. Candidates are motivated to do better in their agricultural careers with the help of this scholarship. It reduces the financial burden on the students.
The application for the 2020 grant cycle must be submitted by 5 pm (Mountain Daylight) Thursday, October 15, 2020. Please allow enough time to complete the online form, including uploading the recommendation letter and other materials. Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will not be considered.