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Good Food Education & Training

Scholarships and fellowships to support the study of agriculture and food systems development in North America are scarce — but they do exist. Most are associated with specific advanced degree programs at American colleges and universities. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have new information to add to this list.



Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship (NNF) Grants Program

This grant program supports: (1) training students for Master's and doctoral degrees in food, agricultural and natural resource sciences, and; (2) Special International Study or Thesis/Dissertation Research Travel Allowances (IRTA) for eligible USDA NNF beneficiaries. Awards are specifically intended to support traineeship programs that engage outstanding students to pursue and complete their degrees in USDA mission areas.


Real Food Chellenge Fellowsip Program

 The Real Food Challenge Fellowship Program is a unique opportunity to gain first-hand experience in building a social movement. Through this 14-month program, Fellows engage in intensive projects on a regional or national level while also honing their leadership skills and food systems knowledge through our participatory learning curriculum and engaged Fellowship community.


Annie’s Homegrown Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship Program, USA

Annie’s Homegrown Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship Program is open to full-time undergraduate and graduate students beginning or returning to an accredited two- or four-year technical or college program or graduate school in the U.S. Students must be studying sustainable or organic agriculture.


OCIA Research & Education Scholarship

To encourage study and research in the area of organic agriculture, the Organic Crop Improvement Association (OCIA) Research & Education Board awards one $1,000 scholarship to a graduate student at any postsecondary institution who is studying organic and sustainable agriculture.


Jerome Kaufman Scholarship, University of Buffalo

This scholarship was established by the School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo in honor of Emeritus Professor Jerry Kaufman upon his retirement. The scholarship is intended to support graduate student study in urban and regional planning in issues related to older American cities, food systems, and social justice and equity.


Byron Hanke Fellowship for Graduate Research on Community Associations

Graduate students enrolled in U.S. or Canadian universities who are researching any aspect of community associations (such as homeowners' groups or cooperative housing boards) can apply at any time for this fellowship, which offers a stipend of between $2,000 and $4,000 to complete a research project.


Samuel Huntington Public Service Award

Graduating college seniors who wish to pursue public service for up to one year are eligible for this $10,000 stipend. Applicants may use the money for an individual project or for one that involves an educational, community, or religious organization. Awards are granted on the basis of the candidate's academic record, the quality of the proposal, and related personal achievements.


National Urban Fellows

A fully funded, 14-month, full-time graduate program made up of academic coursework and field experience, leading to a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Bernard M. Baruch College, School of Public Affairs, City University of New York. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, have three to five years working in the field, and have a B.A.


J.W. Saxe Memorial Prize

This prize provides $1,500 grants to students to gain practical experience in public service by taking an unpaid or low-paying job or internship during a summer or other term. Preference is given to applicants who have already found such a position but who require extra funds. Applicants should send a resume and a statement of short- and long-term goals, along with statements from three references and a letter of support from a faculty member, to J.W. Saxe Memorial Fund, 1524 31st Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20007.


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