May 21, 2015

FCA Foundation grants US$ 100,000 to support National Black Farmers Association Scholarship Program

The FCA Foundation announced a US$ 100,000 grant to support scholarships for current and future African American farmers. The National Black Farmers Association Scholarship program will provide scholarships up to US$ 5,000 to fund agriculture-related
study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school.

"We should accept nothing less than a world in which everyone has access to a safe, healthy and sufficient food supply," said Jody Trapasso, Senior Vice President - External Affairs, FCA North America and President of the FCA Foundation. "Our hope is that these scholarships provide farmers with the inspiration and knowledge to help this vision become a reality."

"The National Black Farmers Association Scholarship program is a huge step in the right direction for the survival of America's black farmers," said John Boyd, Jr., President of the National Black Farmers Association. "Educating black farmers provides an opportunity to increase and advance agricultural technology, which will be passed on as a vital part of our rich farming legacy to future generations. Scholarships to black farm families for agricultural programs of study will increase the number of young black farmers."

One hundred applications will be accepted. The application site will close when 100 applications have been received or on June 15, 2015, whichever occurs first.


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