NPSAS has established a scholarship fund to support the training of the next generation of sustainable/organic farmers and ranchers.
At least one award of $1,000 will be distributed annually. This is a one-time award per applicant.
To be Eligible 1. The parents/guardians and/or applicant must be current members of NPSAS (Join at http://npsas.org/membership/how-to-become-a-member.html) 2. Applicant must be at least a first-year student at a college or technical school with proof of acceptance to an accredited post secondary educational program. The award is open to students pursuing any level of degree or certificate from Associates to PhD. 3. Applicant must be pursuing a curriculum in sustainable/organic agriculture OR an approved mentorship program. 4. The Scholarship Selection Committee reserves the right to review and select other candidate(s) who may not meet all of the aforementioned guidelines but who would fulfill other needs in a sustainable society.
How to Apply A complete application submission includes the following: 1. Completed application form (can be obtained from our website or by contacting the office) 2. A recommendation letter from the applicant’s college advisor and/or supervising faculty indicating their acceptance into a sustainable agriculture related program. 3. Two additional letters of recommendation (at least one must be from an individual familiar with the applicant’s sustainable agriculture work/goals).
Deadline Applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. on December 15. No submissions or support documents will be accepted after the due date. Successful applicants will be notified by mail on or before Jan. 15, 2014 of the year following application. The award will be formally announced at the NPSAS Annual Winter Conference. Contact PO Box 194 LaMoure ND 58458 Phone: 701-883-4304 firstname.lastname@example.org • http://www.npsas.org