National Black Farmers Association Scholarships Application DEADLINE: April 28, 2017
The program is administered by Scholarship America, the nation's largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.Eligibility Applicants to the National Black Farmers Association Scholarship Program must meet all of the following criteria:
- Be African American farmers, or dependent* children of African American farmers, with a verifiable farm operation by the USDA Farm Service Agency or Cooperative Extension Service
- Be African American high school seniors or graduates or current postsecondary undergraduates with a demonstrated interest in a farming or agriculture-related career through participation in 4H, FFA or a similar organization.
- Plan to enroll in full time undergraduate or graduate agriculture-related study. Field of study will be analyzed case by case for eligibility. Some examples of eligible study include, but not limited to: agricultural business, agricultural economics, agronomy and crop science, animal sciences, equestrian studies, farm and ranch management, food science, horticulture, soil science, sustainable agriculture and agricultural engineering.
- Plan to enroll full-time at an accredited two year or four year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire 2017-2018 academic year.
- Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent.