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2022-2023 Next Generation of Black and Hispanic Farmers Scholarship Program Application Deadline May 15, 2022

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For Immediate Release

Contact: John Boyd, Jr.

             (434) 210-2286

             Email: JBoyd@JohnBoydJr.com

 

BASKERVILLE, Va.,

February 21, 2022

Boyd Announces 2022-2023 Next Generation of Black and Hispanic Farmers Scholarship Program Application Deadline May 15, 2022

It is a privilege for the National Black Farmers Association (NBFA) to administer a scholarship program to ensure the next generation of African-American/Black and Hispanic farmers receive the training and skills that will enable them to thrive in the agricultural industry. "Higher education provides essential tools, knowledge, and resources that will allow these scholars to continue their family farm legacy for future generations" says John Boyd, NBFA President.

 

The Next Generation of Black and Hispanic Farmers Scholarship (NGBHF) Program application deadline for the 2022-2023 academic year is May 15, 2022. In its first year, the NGBHF Scholarship Program awarded 4 scholarships. This year up to 10 scholarships will be awarded to eligible graduating high school seniors who plan to enroll or are enrolled in an agriculture program of study at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln with a commitment to engage in the family farm operation post college graduation.

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:  

● Be Black, African American or Hispanic high school student farmers with a verifiable family farm operation by the USDA Farm Service Agency;  

● Have a minimum high school grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent); 

● Meet academic and admissions criteria for post-secondary education (refer to application for specific criteria); 

● Commit to farming on the family farm upon college graduation. 

   

Scholarship Award Includes

● Tuition provided for up to 30 credit hours per academic year to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; 

● Campus-based housing (traditional hall, double occupancy); 

● All-access meal plan; 

● Mandatory fees per academic year; 

● Up to $1,000 in textbook funds per academic year. 

 

Scholarship Requirements

● Be a full-time student by the 6th day of classes each semester at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; 

● Enrolled in an approved degree program in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (Degree programs include: Agronomy, Animal Science, Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics, Applied Science, Grassland Systems, Horticulture, Mechanized Systems Management); 

● Remain in good standing academically (a cumulative GPA no lower than 2.5) during the four-year course of study; 

● Remain in good standing administratively, with no student code of conduct and/or legal sanctions during the program; 

● Participate annually in the Emerging Leaders in Ag and Diversity program.

 

 

 

 

 

Donate NOW to support the National Black Farmers Association. We are 501(c)3 nonprofit organization providing advocacy, outreach and direct technical assistance to Black and other minority as well as small-scale family farmers.

 

 

 

 

For interviews, please contact John Boyd at Johnwesleyboydjr@gmail.com or at 804-691-8528.

http://BlackFarmers.org/

http://JohnBoydJr.com/

 

Kara Brewer Boyd, President, Association of American Indian Farmers

AmericanIndianFarmers@gmail.com

http://NativeAmericanFarmers.org/



 

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