Farm Business Planning Class 2018 Registration Form

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New Entry is required to report on demographic data of program participants. This information helps our organization continue to receive grants to accomplish our mission. The information you provide has no bearing on your acceptance into any of New Entry’s programs and you may choose not to answer any of the following questions if privacy is a concern for you. This information will be saved on your profile within New Entry on a secured database.










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Scholarship Application

Need-Based Scholarship

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project is pleased to offer Farm Business Planning Course tuition scholarships to assist participants of limited financial means who exhibit excellent potential for success in sustainable farming.

Need-based scholarships are made possible by funds donated by the Mary Kostman Fund for Future Farmers.

 

Scholarship Value

A limited number of scholarships will be awarded based on assessed financial need.  Scholarships will be applied immediately and directly to the cost of the program. (i.e. if total program fees are $400; a recipient of a $ 300 scholarship will owe $100 for the program.)

 

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Complete the scholarship application form.
  • Submit relevant financial information, including a most recent tax return statement (or the tax return of anyone claiming them as a dependent).
  • Be accepted for participation in the Farm Business Planning Course – either classroom or online program - in order to receive the award. (Please note that scholarship applications should be submitted at the same time as the application for the course)
  • Self-identify with at least one of the following demographic characteristics: 
    • Immigrant, refugee, asylee to the US.
    • Socially disadvantaged, which USDA defines as: a farmer or rancher who has been subjected to racial or ethnic prejudices because of their identity as a member of a group without regard to their individual qualities; those groups include African Americans, American Indians or Alaskan natives, Hispanics, and Asians or Pacific Islanders.
    • Low-income / limited resource.
    • Candidates must have proper authorization to work in the U.S.

 

Selection Criteria

  1. Commitment to full participation in the course, completing all required homework assignments, and submission of a final, approved farm business plan.
  2. Evidence of financial hardship.
  3. Demonstrated commitment to ongoing personal and professional learning.
  4. Demonstrated commitment to and excellent potential for a successful career in sustainable farming and food production.

 

Conditions

-          The scholarship funds will be applied directly as a credit to program / course enrollment fees. 

-          There will be no cash allocation or distribution.

-          The scholarship will be forfeited if:

o   The recipient fails to complete any required components of the program.

o   The recipient cancels their enrollment in the program.








Socially disadvantaged includes African Americans, American Indians or Alaskan Natives, Hispanics, and Asians or Pacific Islanders. Low income/Limited resources is less than 50% of county median household income