Sept. 24 Gen-I NOW Message: The First Nations Development Institute’s Native Agriculture & Food Systems Scholarship Program

Halito — (Hello in the Choctaw Language)

This Message contains information about: The First Nations Development Institute’s Native Agriculture & Food Systems Scholarship Program.

The purpose of the Native Agriculture and Food Systems Scholarship Program is to encourage more Native college students to enter agriculture and agriculture-related fields of study so that they can better assist their communities in building sustainable and robust food programs.


  • Applicants must be full-time undergraduate or graduate students majoring in agriculture or an agricultural-related field, including food systems. (Full List of Eligible Majors on Website).
  • Applicants must be Native American (enrolled member of a current or terminated federal/state tribe) and able to provide documentation.
  • Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to helping his/her community reclaim local food-system control.

Application Components:

  1. Online application
  2. Proof of tribal enrollment
  3. Enrollment verification form
  4. Unofficial transcript
  5. Letter of recommendation from faculty member
  6. Essay (250-500 words) – Addressing how you will use your degree to help your community reclaim control of their local/traditional food system, and how you plan to spend the scholarship money
  7. Headshot for use in FNDI publicity (optional)

Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 @ 5pm MST

Award: $1,000 annual scholarship 


For more information please contact:

Kendall Tallmadge (; Marsha Whiting ( or call (303) 774-7836.


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