New Entry Sustainable Farming Project is pleased to offer scholarships to participants who exhibit excellent potential for success in sustainable farming. A limited number of scholarships will be awarded based on the following eligibility criteria:
- Do you 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 which, according the USDA means that current-year income falls below the national poverty level for a family of four with two children, or is less than half of the county median household income.