The Sustainable Agriculture & Forestry Scholarship Endowment Fund

Applicant Information

Key criteria used in evaluating scholarship candidates.

Goal: Fund strong future advocates

The successful candidate will:

✅    have a demonstrated strong interest in and commitment to completely sustainable* agricultural and/or forestry practices,

✅    be committed to protecting and preserving our natural resources and related economic and social conditions,

✅    have strong communication skills and

✅    possess leadership characteristics.

Sustainability embraces many disciplines, methodologies, and institutional practices. Therefore scholarship recipients are those who seek to be exposed to skill and knowledge building about changing environments and human health; energy, climate, and built environments; the power of culture and society; and ethics, economics, and public policy. (This is as described in University of Iowa’s Certificate of Sustainability overview.)

Eligible Scholarship recipients must be from one of the 10 Southeast Counties of the State of Minnesota (Rice, Goodhue, Wabasha, Steele, Dodge, Olmsted, Winona, Freeborn, Mower, Fillmore, and Houston counties) and attend educational institutions/programs in the five state area of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota and North Dakota.

If you are interested in applying, Follow instructions onn top of this page

* Sustainable agriculture and forestry is the efficient production of safe, high quality agricultural and forestry products, in a way that…

protects and improves the natural environment, the social and economic conditions of farmers and related operations, their employees and local communities, and safeguards the health and welfare of all farmed and natural species.


The 2019 Student Scholarship Application

will be published January 15, 2019 and closes on March 30, 2019

It can be found on the

Rochester Area Foundation website

starting on January 15, 2019

Recipients will be announced on June 1, 2019