"Building the Capacity to Transform the Food Security Landscape"
The Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development (AIARD) administers a competitive scholarship program to nurture and to provide partial financial support to students attending both 1) the AIARD Annual Conference and 2) the annual Future Leaders Forum in Washington, D.C. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to students who have a sincere interest in international agriculture and rural development issues and their solutions. These scholarships are intended to enhance the students' understanding and appreciation of issues and opportunities in international agriculture and rural development. Please see the 2010 Annual Conference Program for prior program activities and additional information.
The objectives of the scholarship program are to:
- Facilitate student attendance and participation in the Association's Annual Conference in Washington,DC.
- Broaden student vision and help build a broad array of social/cultural, economic and scientific skills required to become an effective 21st century professional in international agriculture and rural development.
- Facilitate career visioning and networking by providing opportunities for students to meet with influential individuals in universities, non-governmental organizations (NGO's), Congress, governmental agencies, international financial institutions and multi-national corporations active in international agriculture and rural development initiatives.
AIARD will provide a select number of scholarships in 2011 to partially fund students' participation in the AIARD Annual Conference and in the Future Leaders Forum which includes participation, a day and a half of visits to agencies, companies and organizations (i.e. USAID, USDA-FAS & CSREES, World Bank, Peace Corps, UN/FAO, Chemonics, Dupont/Pioneer International, Millennium Challenge Corporation) engaged in international agriculture and rural development.
Applications for scholarships to attend the 2011 AIARD Annual Conference and the 2011 Future Leaders Forum are evaluated by an AIARD committee. Scholarships are intended to partially cover expenses related to travel, lodging, registration fees and meals, and students receiving the scholarships will be responsible for obtaining additional funding to cover the costs of travel to and participation in the Future Leaders Forum. Undergraduate or graduate students, foreign and American are encouraged to apply.
THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING APPLICATIONS IS APRIL 30, 2011.
Scholarship recipients will be notified by May 10, 2011.
Please push submit to transmit your application to AIARD Secretary-Treasurer, Amanda Crump. If you have any questions, email Amanda at .
Submit to the AIARD Secretary/Treasurer no later than April 30, 2011.