RVGA Board of Directors Scholarship

A Program of the Rondout Valley Growers Association

The Rondout Valley Growers Association (RVGA) awards one annual Board of Directors Scholarship to a college-bound high school senior based on demonstrated academic achievement, financial need, and an expressed interest in pursuing an education related to agriculture and/or local food systems. The scholarship can be used to defray the cost of tuition, room and board, books, and other academic charges.

The 2024 scholarship will be given in honor of Charles Noble, a former RVGA board member and farmer who owned Moveable Beast Farm with his wife Francesca. We are proud to honor him, and his family, with our scholarship.

The scholarship application period will open on June 1 and will close on June 30,2024. At the end of the application period, the Board of Directors Scholarship Committee will carefully and thoughtfully review each application. One scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded and a check will be mailed by July 20, 2024.  The scholarship will be awarded to the selected applicant only once and is not renewable, nor can the recipient apply for future RVGA Board of Directors Scholarships.

To qualify for the scholarship, you must be:

  • A graduating high school senior from a Rondout Valley school district or homeschool program with a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Enrolled at an accredited college or university for the fall of 2024
  • Intending to major in a course of study with relevance to agriculture or food (e.g., dairy science, animal science, veterinary science, agricultural technical program, ag communications, cooking school, etc.) 
  • Able to provide at least one recommendation from a teacher or community member (other than a family member)

*Applicants cannot be related to any RVGA board or staff member

If you have any questions about the scholarship, please contact Office@RondoutValleyGrowers.org.  

If you would like to donate to support our Board of Directors Scholarship Fund, please click here.

Board of Directors Scholarship Application

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    • My official school transcript, proof of college enrollment, and at least one recommendation letter are a required part of my application and are attached.
    • Submitting my application does not guarantee that I will be chosen as the scholarship recipient.
    • All Scholarship Committee decisions are final.
    • This is a one-time scholarship and will not be renewable.
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