2019 FNDI Nations’ Native Agriculture And Food Systems Scholarship

Deadline: September 30, 2019.

At First Nations Development Institute, we believe that reclaiming control over local food systems is an important step toward ensuring the long-lasting health and economic well-being of Native people and communities. Native food-system control has the potential to increase food production, improve health and nutrition, and eliminate food insecurity in rural and reservation-based communities, while also promoting entrepreneurship and economic development.



  • Applicants must be full-time undergraduate or graduate students majoring in an agricultural-related field, or be able to demonstrate how their degree program relates to Native food systems.
  • Applicants must be tribally-affiliated and able to provide documentation.
  • Applicants must have at least a 2.75 grade point average (GPA).
  • Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to helping his/her community reclaim local food-system control.


First Nations will award 20 to 25 $1,000 to $1,500 scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic school year to Native American college students majoring in agriculture and agriculture-related fields, including but not limited to agribusiness management, agriscience technologies, agronomy, animal husbandry, aquaponics, environmental studies, fisheries and wildlife, food production and safety, food-related policy and legislation, food science and technology, horticulture, irrigation science, and sustainable agriculture or food systems.



  • Online application
  • Proof of tribal affiliation (i.e. enrollment card, CIB, letter from tribe, etc.)
  • College enrollment-verification form
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Letter of recommendation from faculty member
  • Headshot for possible use in First Nations’ publicity activities (optional)

Application must be submitted online at www.firstnations.org/grantmaking-scholarship




Click here to apply

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