Scholarship Program

Eligibility

We are offering a limited number of partial scholarships for up to $2,400 (75% of trip cost) to applicants based the prioritizes outlined below. Applicants are due no later than July 15, 2020. We will review and decide on scholarship awardees by August 1, 2020. If trip attendance is contingent on a specific amount in scholarship, please let us know that in your application. Special consideration will be given to the following:

  • The type of work the applicant plans to do upon their return from the trip. Farmers will be prioritized.
  • Applicant’s level of community involvement and engagement in work related to social justice and sustainable agriculture in Southern Appalachia. People of Color, LGBTQAI+ and other socially disadvantaged individuals will be prioritized.
  • Financial limitations of international travel. Low wealth individuals will be prioritized.

Finding Other Funding Opportunities

We ask that you exhaust all other funding opportunities before applying as our scholarship pool is limited. If you are part of an academic program or profession related to agriculture, we are more than happy to provide letters of request for funding help or academic credit from your business or institution. We have had both agricultural professionals and academics participate in this trip with funding through their institutions.

Application Materials

  • Income details, including dependents and expected income for the calendar year. Supporting documentation is helpful but not required.
  • Professional or academic reference.

2021 Cuba Agroecology Tour Scholarship Form






  • Please include: Name, Title, Phone Number, and Email.
  • Your professional reference must be willing to submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf. Please ask them to email their letter to farmer-programs@organicgrowersschool.org with “Scholarship Recommendation” in the subject line. Or, upload the reference letter below.



  • Be sure to include: Annual Income (including salary and wages), Annual costs (tuition, loans, rent, childcare etc.), and number of dependents and ages.

  • We are trying to make sure our scholarship money helps fund as many folks as possible so please let us know the minimum amount you would need in order to make this trip possible for you to attend.

    Please note the full cost of the 2021 tour is $2950, which doesn't include some personal expenses (bringing at least $500 in spending money is recommended) or air travel.

  • Please note we do not fund full scholarships.

    Please note the full cost of the 2021 tour is $2950, which doesn't include some personal expenses (bringing at least $500 in spending money is recommended) or air travel.



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