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First Nations’ Native Agriculture And Food Systems (NAFSI) Scholarship Program in the U.S.

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted September 6, 2019 from Brazil
Expired on September 29, 2019
Native Agriculture And Food Systems (NAFSI) Scholarship Program
Native Agriculture And Food Systems (NAFSI) Scholarship Program

First Nations will award 20 to 25 US$1,000 to US$1,500 scholarships for the 2019-2020 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, and sustainable agriculture or food systems.

Applicants must:
1) 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
2) be tribally-affiliated and able to provide documentation
3) have at least a 2.75 grade point average (GPA)
4) submit a letter of recommendation from faculty member
5) demonstrate a commitment to helping his/her community reclaim local food-system control.

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Purpose of the Program: to encourage more Native American college students to enter agriculture and agriculture-related fields so that they can better assist their communities with these efforts.

Application deadline: 30 September 2019 at 5:00 pm MDT.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Sep 06, 2019
Sep 06, 2019

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and atests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your oroposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests; yes, tell these storiies too... - they will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
Sep 06, 2019
Sep 06, 2019

Thanks, Ana.