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2018 Summer Conference Scholarship Application
Thank you for considering applying for a NOFA scholarship! All scholarship opportunities offer discounted registration in exchange for varying levels of participation in the conference. We rely on your volunteer energy to run this event, and all help is deeply appreciated. In exchange you will be able to enjoy the workshops and other activities throughout the day! Please fill out the application below and visit www.nofasummerconference.org/scholarships for additional info.

Who can apply:
Individuals and groups are welcome to apply. NOFA membership from any of the seven NOFA chapters is required. Individuals can become a member during your registration process. Group liaisons please contact marjorie@nofamass.org to work out funding for your adults & youth.

We are pleased to announce these scholarship opportunities to aid in your attending the 2018 NOFA Summer Conference!

1. Farming Educational Funds Scholarship: $80 off registration fees, in exchange for 4 hours of work for adults. Available on a rolling basis until funding is depleted.

2. Work Exchange Program: A commitment of 20 hours working closely with staff members from Thursday - Sunday, in exchange for FREE conference registration, 3 days housing in a single dorm room, Thursday night Staff dinner, a volunteer t-shirt, and a $50 stipend. Deadline to apply for these positions is July 1, 2018 Limited to 20 positions, so apply early!

3. Beginner Farmer/ Inclusion Scholarship Funds: 50% off registration fees, with no work requirement. Available on a rolling basis until funding is depleted. Reserved for Beginner Farmers (those farming <10 years), low income individuals, individuals of color.

4. Free Registration for Farm Workers
We have a special opportunity this year, provided by a NOFA VT grant funded by Meadows Bee Farm in Windham, VT. If you or someone you know is a farm worker or apprentice they can receive free* registration for Summer Conference. Funding is limited and will last until depleted. Please contact marjorie@nofamass.org with an intent to apply.
*Scholarship is for registration fees and does not include meals/housing.

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For a grant that we have received we are tracking our impact at NOFA/Mass events in engaging with individuals of color, urban residents, and low-income participants. Please check this box if this includes you. For more on our Food Access work follow this link. http://www.nofamass.org/Food_Access
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