Scholarships and Fellowships

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.

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

The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $15,000 stipend for a graduating college senior to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. The award allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career.