The Berry Farming and Ecological Agrarianism Program at St. Catharine College is pleased to announce the Eleanor Bingham Miller International Scholarships. The 3-year scholarships are open to candidates seeking a liberal arts undergraduate degree in sustainable farming systems starting in January 2014. The scholarships provide tuition, textbooks, course fees, room, board, a small living expenses stipend, and travel between the United States and recipient’s home country. The funds are renewable based on the recipient’s satisfactory participation in the program, including good academic standing, positive involvement in the program, and appropriate progress toward degree.

Eligibility and Requirements

  • Scholarships will be awarded to international students from three locations: South or Central America, sub-Saharan Africa, and/or the Indian subcontinent.

  • Women and men with various disciplinary interests and talents (natural and social sciences, business, marketing, literature, arts, history, etc.) are encouraged to apply.

  • Recipients will be selected for academic excellence as well as for commitment to strengthening rural communities through small-scale farming and local markets.

  • Strong applicants will be enthusiastic about immersing themselves in different cultural and ecological environments, and they will be committed to environmental stewardship.

  • Applicants may be new, incoming freshmen with no previous college coursework, transfer students from an international or US regionally-accredited college, or students who have previously earned a college degree interested in pursuing a Bachelor’s degree.

  • Students are expected to enroll in coursework during fall, spring, and summer semesters.

  • They must be committed to completing a degree in Farming and Ecological Agrarianism at St. Catharine College or to a three year tenure.

Scholarship recipients are expected to return to their home countries after graduation to become leaders in sustainable food economies through vocations such as ecology-based farming, perennial crop research, local foods marketing, sustainable community design and leadership, food-related health and wellness, or environmental writing and media studies.

Deadline: September 30, 2013

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