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Apply for a Scholarship

Apply for funding for a scholarship to attend a training or workshop on agroecology or regenerative organic agriculture

Here's How You Qualify

  • You must be a woman farmer
  • You must be from Africa, Asia or Latin America
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • You must submit a photo, create a profile, and help promote the fundraising campaign if your application is accepted
  • The workshop or training you choose to apply for must be focused on agroecology or regenerative organic agriculture, including (but not limited to) agroforestry, biochar, compost, holistic management, conservation tillage, pasture cropping, silvopasture, permaculture, or other practices that build climate resilience

Here's How It Works

LEARN

Choose a training or workshop. 

APPLY

Find out whether you qualify and complete the online application.

GO LIVE

Once approved by Grow Ahead, your campaign profile will be posted online for 45 days. 

CO-FUNDRAISE

Share your campaign to gain support from friends and family. We'll help you fundraise too!

ATTEND THE PROGRAM

Attend the workshop.

SHARE YOUR STORY

Share your story to inspire others to give to support more scholarships!

We accept applications on a rolling basis for scholarships up to US$2,500. Once you have submitted your application, a member of our team will contact you to either advise whether you qualify or to discuss your inquiry. We do our best to make decisions on scholarships applications within three to four weeks of receiving a complete application. We look forward to learning more about you! 

Submit Your Application | Enviar tu aplicación

  • Scholarship Request

  • (of yourself, your family, your farm, etc.)
  • Terms and Conditions

  • By clicking submit, you agree to the following terms and conditions if the campaign is accepted:
    • The fundraising campaign will be online for 45 days.
    • You will help spread the word about the fundraising campaign to the best of your ability.
    • You will attend the attend the program and share learnings and photos from your experience.
    • You accept that the funds can only be used for the purpose of attending the scholarship program requested.
    • If the campaign is not fully funded within the agreed upon time frame, you accept that Grow Ahead will evaluate how to best proceed given the situation in order to try to ensure you can still attend the program.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Sample Campaign Profile

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Angélica de la Paz López, Maya Vinic, Chiapas

Organization: Producers’ Union Maya Vinic

Story: Our cooperative is comprised of some 500 coffee farming families located in 38 highland communities in the municipalities of Chenalhó, Pantelhó and Chalchihuitán, in Chiapas, Mexico. Each member has on average one hectare of coffee and produces about 400 kilos annually. Inspired by the traditions of our ancestors, Maya Vinic operates with a respect for local language and culture, and a reverence for Mother Earth and traditional forms of self government.

Key challenges: Leaf rust, rising temperatures and variable rainfall patterns.

Scholarship requested: COMSA's training on organic agriculture.

Why this scholarship? In order to learn tactics on how to improve the climate resiliency of my farmland.