The University of Rhode Island in partnership with the USDA is offering a new, four-year scholarship for high school seniors who pursue academic studies in the agricultural and food sciences – fields with growing job opportunities in Rhode Island. Students of color who major or minor in Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems may receive $6,500 per year, as well as paid summer research fellowships and other benefits. Read more about the scholarships here.

Southside Community Land Trust is hosting an info session with John Taylor, who directs URI’s Multicultural Scholars Program:

  • Thurs., Oct. 31, 4-6 pm at Southside Community Land Trust, 109 Somerset Street, Providence

John will discuss:

  • How to apply for the scholarship
  • Qualifications sought
  • Additional benefits
  • Other grant funding available

For more information, please call Raffini at 401-273-9419 ext. 112.