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Scholarships and Internships

Indigenous Urban Grower - MicroFarm Program Scholarship

Eligibility: Native Americans living within urban Albuquerque, with the experience and capacity to manage 1/8-acre farm plot, who have the goal of commercial production, and who are willing to use native, regenerative, organic growing methods.

Scholarship Recipients Receive:

  • One-eighth-acre of  urban farmland
  • Routine acequia irrigation
  • Staff and volunteer support
  • Rio Grande Community Farm Membership benefits such as free classes, booth space at events and festival discounts
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Indigenous Urban Grower - Community Garden Scholarship

Eligibility: Native Americans living within urban Albuquerque, who can invest four to nine hours per week on their garden row, are willing to use native, regenerative, organic growing methods.

Scholarship Recipients Receive:

  • One 150 square foot garden row
  • Routine irrigation
  • Staff and volunteer support
  • Access to hand tools
  • Soil building components
  • Free seeds and plant discounts
  • Trellis, tomato cages
  • Hay for mulching
  • Rio Grande Community Farm Membership Benefits such as free classes and event discounts
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Interdisciplinary Academic Internship

Eligibility: Enrollment in an accredited, degree-granting program.

Interns Receive:

  • Weekly consultations with staff
  • Access to Farm resources
  • Writing and research assistance
  • Assistance in curriculum development
  • Mentor who will complete all required paperwork
  • Rio Grande Community Farm Membership Benefits such as free classes and festival discounts
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2024 SCHOLARSHIPS AND INTERNSHIPS

Indigenous Urban Grower Scholarships

Our 2024 Indigenous Urban Growers Scholarships are awarded to Native American growers in-need who are living in urban Albuquerque, New Mexico and are seeking farmland for growing in a sustainable and pesticide-free manner in a diverse community environment.

Administration of our Indigenous Scholarships will be guided by a dedicated Indigenous Scholarship Advisory Council to ensure culturally appropriate standards and methods of support for the award recipients as well as to improve the reach and impact of the scholarship program.

These scholarships are made possible by donations from our cherished Members: Diane Marshall, Timothy Schollenberger, Olivia Schollenberger, and Nicole Baty.

Applications due by 11:59 p.m. Feb. 15, 2024.
Award notifications will be sent Feb 20 2024.
Scholarship award period covers Feb 20 to Dec. 31, 2024.

For information email: info@riograndefarm.org

Interdisciplinary Academic Internships

Interdisciplinary Internships are available for students who seek an integrative practicum experience with a land-based 501(c)3 non-profit serving diverse communities. Disciplines may include non-profit management and marketing, biodiversity conservation, food justice, climate adaptation, sustainable agriculture, event production, public lands management,natural resource conservation, grant writing, ecological social work, crop science, or more.

Internship award periods cover quarter or semester time frames based on the institution's academic calendar.

For an application or more information email info@riograndefarm.org