$100,000 Grant Supports Scholarships for Black Farmers

$100,000 Grant Supports Scholarships for Black Farmers

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(Image: File)
(Image: File)

The National Black Farmers Association announced on May 21, 2015, that it has been awarded a grant of $100,000 in support of scholarships of up to $5,000 for students of agriculture and related disciplines at two- and four-year colleges

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Awarded by FCA North America, the scholarship money will be made available to a maximum of 100 students. The application site will close when 100 applications have been received, or on June 15, 2015, whichever comes first.

“We should accept nothing less than a world in which everyone has access to a safe, healthy, and sufficient food supply,” Jody Trapasso, senior vice president — External Affairs, FCA North America and president of the FCA Foundation, was quoted in a release. “Our hope is that these scholarships provide farmers with the inspiration and knowledge to help this vision become a reality.”

“The National Black Farmers Association Scholarship program is a huge step in the right direction for the survival of America’s black farmers,” said John Boyd Jr., president of the National Black Farmers Association, in the same statement. “Educating black farmers provides an opportunity to increase and advance agricultural technology, which will be passed on as a vital part of our rich farming legacy to future generations. Scholarships to black farm families for agricultural programs of study will increase the number of young black farmers.”

Apply for the scholarship here: https://scholarsapply.org/blackfarmersassociation.

For more information about the National Black Farmers Association, a nonprofit organization representing African American farmers and their families, visit http://www.nationalblackfarmersassociation.org/.