Scholarship Program

Eligibility

Please note we are no longer accepting scholarship applications for the 2021 tour. We will review and decide on scholarship awardees by August 1, 2020 from those who submitted application by July 15, 2020. The information below is from past events; scholarship for upcoming tours will be posted no later than 9 months out from the scheduled trip.

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.  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.

Cuba Interest Form

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