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Scholarship Thursday 24 – Sustainable Agriculture, Community Spirit

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Due to some technical difficulties, our weekly scholarships post is making its appearance on Friday this week instead of Thursday.  Fortunately both of the great opportunities I’ve got today have end of the month deadlines – so you’ve still got plenty of time to get working on your applications.

#1. Annie’s Homegrown Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship

Here’s a scholarship opportunity you don’t hear about every day.  But if you are a farmer and an organic fanatic, this one might be right up your alley. Annie’s Homegrown is an organic commercial food company, best known for their eye-catching purple boxes of mac-n-cheese. This year, Annie’s is adding to its good deeds with $50,000 in scholarships for students of sustainable organic agriculture.  You can find the nomination form and application information online.  Both full-time undergraduate students (in either a two-year or a four-year program) and graduate students are eligible to apply.  The company awarded eight $2,500 scholarships and three $10,000 scholarships in one recent year.  See website for deadline and other information.

#2. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Since 1995, Prudential Financial has been honoring young people in middle school and high school grades for outstanding volunteer service to their communities. Together with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), Prudential Financial has honored more than 80,000 young volunteers over the last 13 years.  Each year, two honorees are designated for each state, plus the District of Columbia.  Honorees win a $1,000 college scholarship plus an all-expenses paid trip to the nation’s capital for a special award dinner.  To apply online, visit the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards website. See website for deadline.

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