Encuentro Scholarship Request Form

The purpose of this form is to request a scholarship for the SFA Encuentro. Before filling out this form, please make sure to fill out and submit the SFA Encuentro Application form: bit.ly/18-encuentro-app

    Full Scholarship

    A full scholarship covers the cost of travel and/or registration. This option is ideal for those individuals who otherwise would not be able to travel to Immokalee and participate in the Encuentro. This scholarship option is very limited, and applicants who identify as people of color, women, working-class, LGBTQ, gender non-conforming, and differently-abled will be prioritized.

    Scholarship Information and Background

    Given our commitment to developing a diverse leadership, we strongly encourage people of color, women, working-class, LGBTQ, gender non-conforming, and differently-abled people to submit scholarship applications. Our priority is to ensure our movement is inclusive of the different communities and struggles we each represent. This is why we strive to make travel scholarships available to as many Encuentro participants as possible. As a movement built on relationships, grassroots organizing and actions, SFA’s financial resources are often in short supply. To carry out all these efforts we rely on our very own communities and supporters to meet our financial needs. From staff and intern salaries, to travel scholarships, materials and on the ground organizing in communities nationwide, SFA’s modest budget goes a long way to support a wide array of needs. We offer a limited amount of scholarships per year. While scholarship funding is not guaranteed, SFA is committed to supporting your grassroots fundraising efforts by providing a guide to fundraising that has proven to be a successful tool for SFAers, as well as, offer direct advice and one-on-one support from SFA staff (based in Immokalee) and SFA leadership members (across the country). We strongly encourage every applicant to take an active role in generating your own full or partial scholarship as a way to help reduce the cost of travel to the Encuentro.