The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), in partnership with The Southeastern African American Farmers’ Organic Network (SAAFON), and Minorities in Agriculture Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS), is accepting applications for the annual scholarship in memory of the late Cynthia Hayes, co-founder and former director of SAAFON. The scholarship welcomes Black and Indigenous MANRRS-registered students who are interested in sustainable agriculture and how it affects Black farmer communities and food justice in the United States to apply. The Cynthia Hayes Memorial Scholarship will offer one graduate and two undergraduate students each a $3,000 award. To be considered, undergraduate students must have completed half of their respective programs by the end of December 2020, and graduate students must have completed at least four courses by December 2020.
The application deadline is March 8, 2021.