Deadline June 30 for Rondout Valley Growers Association Board of Directors Scholarship


The Rondout Valley Growers Association (RVGA) awards one annual Board of Directors Scholarship to a college-bound high school senior based on demonstrated academic achievement, financial need, and an expressed interest in pursuing an education related to agriculture and/or local food systems. The scholarship can be used to defray the cost of tuition, room and board, books, and other academic charges.

The 2024 scholarship will be given in honor of Charles Noble, a former RVGA board member and farmer who owned Moveable Beast Farm with his wife Francesca.

The scholarship application deadline is June 30,2024. At the end of the application period, the Board of Directors Scholarship Committee will carefully and thoughtfully review each application. One scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded and a check will be mailed by July 20, 2024. The scholarship will be awarded to the selected applicant only once and is not renewable, nor can the recipient apply for future RVGA Board of Directors Scholarships.

To qualify for the scholarship, the applicant must be a graduating high school senior from a Rondout Valley school district or homeschool program with a GPA of 3.0 or above; enrolled at an accredited college or university for the fall of 2024; intending to major in a course of study with relevance to agriculture or food (e.g., dairy science, animal science, veterinary science, agricultural technical program, ag communications, cooking school, etc.); and be able to provide at least one recommendation from a teacher or community member (other than a family member). Applicants cannot be related to any RVGA board or staff member.

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