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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.



Annie’s Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship Program


This program awards $100,000 in scholarship assistance each year 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.



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 $3,000 and $5,000 to complete a research project.



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.



Jerome L. Kaufman Doctoral Fellowship in Food Systems Planning, University of Buffalo


This fellowship 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 fellowship offers three years of financial support including full tuition, a competitive stipend, and financial support  for Fellows to attend and present their research at conferences.



J.W. Saxe Memorial Prize


The J.W. Saxe Memorial Fund is a prize of $2,000 awarded annually to one or more college or university students in the United States involved in public service. The award enables students to gain practical experience in public service by taking a no-pay or low-pay job or internship during a summer or other term. Preference will be given applicants who have already found such a position, but who require additional funds.



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.



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.



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.







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