The Cynthia Hayes Memorial Scholarship honors the co-founder of the first network for African American organic farmers in the United States.
The Cynthia Hayes Memorial Scholarship will offer one graduate and two undergraduate students a $3,000 dollar cash award presented at the National MANRRS conference this spring, a $2,000 dollar increase from when the scholarship was last offered in April of 2019. Scholarship recipients will also have the opportunity to connect with sustainable food and farm advocates and become more involved with the partnering organizations and their networks.
To be considered, undergraduate students must have completed half of their respective programs by the end of December 2020, and graduate students must have completed at least 4 courses by December 2020. Applicants will be evaluated on their interest in sustainable agriculture, policy, and grassroots organizing, and must have demonstrated knowledge or experience in racial equity and an interest in pursuing leadership or a career in the sustainable food and farm movement.
The deadline to apply is March 8th, 2021. All scholarship applications must be forwarded to email@example.com.
About the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC)
The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition is a grassroots alliance that advocates for federal policy reform supporting the long-term social, economic, and environmental sustainability of agriculture, natural resources, and rural communities. Learn more: https://sustainableagriculture.net/