National Sustainable Ag Coalition (NSAC) and the Southeastern African American Farmers’ Organic Network (SAAFON) are pleased to announce a scholarship in memory of Cynthia Hayes, former director of SAAFON. Cynthia was a founder of the first network for African American organic farmers in the U.S. and an inspirational force in the development of NSAC’s equity platform and initiatives that followed. She helped NSAC build efforts to increase opportunities for young leaders of color in the sustainable food and agriculture movement, with an eye toward a brighter future.
Scholarship application is open now and will close on March 8, 2021. The students awarded the scholarship will each receive a $3000 award, presented at the MANRRS national conference, and the opportunity to connect with sustainable food and farm advocates and practitioners. The scholarship will be awarded during the Spring 2021 semester.
For eligibility information and how to apply, please visit the website at sustainableagriculture.net/about-us/mission-goals/scholarship.This article was posted in Finances & Scholarships.