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The 2020 Simply Organic Scholarship Application
General information
The Simply Organic endowment was established in 2009 through donations from Frontier Natural Products Co-op and Simply Organic to pay the full course fees for one apprentice each year in the Apprenticeship Program. The scholarship will cover the $6,000 course fee in 2020.

For information on other scholarship support available, please see the Scholarship Opportunities information at: casfs.ucsc.edu/apprenticeship/apprenticeship-information/fee-waiver-opportunities.html

We have established an application process for the Simply Organic Scholarship to help the staff select one recipient per year that best meets the stated intention of the fund founders:
• The winning student should have demonstrated academic achievement, commitment, and ability to expand organic and sustainable agriculture, and have an established financial need.
• As part of the agreement in receiving the award, the student is expected to provide Frontier Natural Products Co-op with biographical and related information on their experiences in the Apprenticeship Program and their future plans.
• The student is also expected to provide at least one additional update on their work and impact of their training within 3 to 5 years after completing the program.
• And the student furthermore agrees, by their acceptance of the fee waiver, to allow Frontier to publish and use their name and their information in various media in a manner that demonstrates the value of the education received by the student.

In addition to submitting this Simply Organic Scholarship Application form, you must:
• Submit a complete General Apprenticeship Scholarship application. A link to the General Apprenticeship Scholarship application is available at:
https://casfs.ucsc.edu/apprenticeship/apprenticeship-information/how-to-apply.html

• Submit the 2020 Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture application, along with any supporting materials and other required materials by September 30th (postmarked). Links to the application and submission instructions are available at:
https://casfs.ucsc.edu/apprenticeship/apprenticeship-information/how-to-apply.html

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1. Please describe your academic achievement including any relevant information about schooling completed, GPA, academic awards, etc. (250 words)
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2. Describe your goal(s) relative to organic farming, organic business, or furthering organic and sustainable agriculture. (250 words)
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3. Explain your financial need. (150 words)
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Simply Organic will want to interview the fee waiver recipient and have their photo and interview on their website. The recipient will also be announced on the CASFS website. Are you willing to have your fee waiver publicly announced and to be available for interviews and photos? *
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