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Native Agriculture & Food Systems Scholarship

First Nations Development Institute

Closed August 10, 2023

The Native Agriculture and Food Systems Scholarships encourages more Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian college students to enter agriculture and food systems fields so that they can better assist their communities with their food systems efforts.

First Nations will award 20 to 25 $1,000 to $1,500 scholarships for the 2023-2024 academic school year to Native college students majoring in agriculture and agriculture-related fields, including but not limited to, agribusiness management, agri-science technologies, agronomy, animal husbandry, aquaponics, environmental studies, fisheries and wildlife, food production and safety, food-related policy and legislation, food science and technology, horticulture, irrigation science, and sustainable agriculture or food systems.


  • Applicants must be full-time undergraduate or graduate students majoring in an agricultural-related field, or be able to demonstrate how their degree program relates to Native food systems.

  • Applicants must be tribally-affiliated and able to provide documentation.

  • Applicants must have at least a 2.50 GPA.

  • Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to helping their community reclaim local food-system control.

Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted via the online application system, which can be accessed at this link.


Release Date

July 10, 2023


August 10, 2023

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Updated July 15, 2023

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