Purpose: Named after Rhinebeck Farmers Market founder John Honey, the scholarship is intended to support the education and future success of a student who is dedicated to promoting local agriculture and enhancing the social, economic and environmental sustainability of the Hudson Valley.
Eligible applicants: A college or university student whose permanent residence is Rhinebeck or Red Hook, is the child of a vendor at the Rhinebeck Farmers Market, or who will remain in Dutchess, Ulster or Columbia County after graduating to advance the purpose of the scholarship. Applicants must: (i) have a minimum of a “B” grade point average; (ii) be continuing their studies in the fall of 2014; (iii) be majoring in agriculture, food systems, sustainability, food science, environmental studies or a related field; and (iii) have a demonstrated commitment to Hudson Valley sustainable agriculture.
Award. A single $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a qualified candidate selected by the Rhinebeck Farmers Market scholarship committee and will be paid directly to their college or university for tuition.
CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org for an application
DEADLINE: May 10, 2014