Rhinebeck Farmers’ Market hosts scholarship

The Rhinebeck Farmers’ Market has announced the 2014 John Honey Scholarship to support the education and future success of a student who is dedicated to promoting local agriculture and enhancing the social, economic and environmental sustainability of the Hudson Valley.

Applications for the scholarship, named after Rhinebeck Farmers’ Market founder John Honey, are available to any college or university student whose permanent residence is Rhinebeck or Red Hook, is the child of a vendor at the Rhinebeck Farmers’ Market, or who will remain in Dutchess, Ulster or Columbia County after graduating to advance the purpose of the scholarship.

Applicants must have a minimum of a “B” grade point average; be continuing their studies in the fall of 2014; be majoring in agriculture, food systems, sustainability, food science, environmental studies or a related field; and have a demonstrated commitment to Hudson Valley sustainable agriculture.

The $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a qualified candidate selected by the Rhinebeck Farmers’ Market scholarship committee and will be paid directly to their college or university for tuition.

The application deadline is May 10. Contact info@rhinebeckfarmersmarket.com for an application.

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