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Native Agriculture and Food Systems College Scholarship Program

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

First Nations Development Institute
Sep 30, 2019


Kendall Tallmadge

Abi Whiteing


The Native Agriculture and Food Systems College Scholarship Program awards scholarships to encourage Native American college students to enter careers in agriculture and agriculture-related fields, with the ultimate goal of increasing food production, improving health and nutrition, and eliminating food insecurity in rural and reservation-based communities.

Agriculture-related fields include, but are 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
  • Sustainable agriculture or food systems

Applicants must:

  • Be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student majoring in agriculture or an agricultural-related field, or be able to demonstrate how their degree program relates to Native food systems.
  • Be able to provide documentation of tribal affiliation
  • Have at least a 2.75 GPA
  • Demonstrate a commitment to helping communities reclaim local food system control
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award range: $1,000-$1,500
Estimated number of awards: 20-25

Application process

Links to begin or resume an online application are available on the program website.

Tagged as
American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians · Environmental health · Food security and nutrition · Scholarships for health careers

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