Welcome to the Next Generation Black and Hispanic Farmers (NGBHF) Scholarship program administered by the National Black Farmers Association (NBFA).
We recognize and respect your desire for privacy. This application requires the submission of personal information to the NBFA directly. Information provided by the applicant is considered confidential and is handled only by the NBFA and NGBHF Scholarship Selection Committee. Only authorized persons with a need and right to know will be permitted access to this information.
Correspondence throughout the application process will be by email and US Postal Service. Email messages will be sent to the email address listed on the application. Check your emails regularly!
All applicants will be notified on or before the 30th of May 2022.
Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
● Be Black, African American or Hispanic high school student farmers with a verifiable family farm operation by the USDA Farm Service Agency;
● Have a minimum high school grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent);
● Meet academic and admissions criteria for post-secondary education (refer to application for specific criteria);
● Commit to farming on the family farm upon college graduation.
The Scholarship Selection Committee will select up to 10 scholarship recipients based on academic performance; demonstrated leadership and participation in agricultural activities, school organizations, community activities; and a personal narrative detailing career and educational goals and objectives. A Zoom interview may be requested if additional information or clarification is needed. Not all applicants will be accepted to the program. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
Application submissions should include:
1. Completed scholarship application
2. A USDA verified farm number, number of acres farmed, length of family history of farming, family members involved in farm, and number and types of crops produced on the farm.
3. Two letters of recommendation from non-family members, one from a farmer and one from a community leader or teacher.
5. One essay summarizing in 200 words or less why you have chosen your planned career pathway; your demonstrated leadership and participation in agricultural activities, school organizations, and community activities, and why you feel you should be selected to receive the NGBHF Scholarship.
6. A second separate essay summarizing in 200 words or less why you want to return to the family farm after completion of college.
7. List of other financial aid applied for and/or received.
Scholarship Award Includes:
● Tuition provided for up to 30 credit hours per academic year to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln;
● Campus-based housing (traditional hall, double occupancy);
● All-access meal plan;
● Mandatory fees per academic year;
● Up to $1,000 in textbook funds per academic year.
● Be a full-time student by the 6th day of classes each semester at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln;
● Enrolled in an approved degree program in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (Degree programs include: Agronomy, Animal Science, Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics, Applied Science, Grassland Systems, Horticulture, Mechanized Systems Management);
● Remain in good standing academically (a cumulative GPA no lower than 2.5) during the four-year course of study;
● Remain in good standing administratively, with no student code of conduct and/or legal sanctions during the program;
● Participate annually in the Emerging Leaders in Ag and Diversity program.
Questions? Contact Us:
Kara Brewer Boyd - NBFA Program Coordinator
John W. Boyd, Jr. - NBFA Founder and President
Call: (804) 691-8528
Mail: National Black Farmers Association
Next Generation Black and Hispanic Farmers Scholarship Program
68 Wind Road
Baskerville, VA 23915