FCA Foundation and National Black Farmers Association Announce 2017-18 Scholarship Winners

September 26, 2017

, Auburn Hills, Mich.

The FCA Foundation, a free arm of North American automaker FCA US LLC, and the National Black Farmers Association (NBFA) currently announced a winners of a 2017-18 National Black Farmers Association Scholarship. In total, 20 college students from opposite a United States were awarded $100,000 in scholarships ($5,000 per person) to assistance defray a cost of college tuition, fees, books, and room and board.
“The FCA Foundation is unapproachable to partner with a National Black Farmers Association, pronounced Shane Karr, Head of External Affairs, FCA – North America and President, FCA Foundation. “Through a common commitment, a new era will achieve a skills and competencies indispensable to rise and enhance entrance to sufficient, protected and healthful food for all.”

2017-2018 National Black Farmers Association Scholarship Winners

It is also poignant to note that three-quarters of this year’s NBFA grant winners are enrolled during 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Colleges and Universities. The 1890 Land-Grant Universities are a network of 19 historically black colleges and universities, determined by a second Morrill Act in 1890 to yield educational event for all by innovative systematic investigate and community-minded prolongation programs. 
2017-18 NBFA Scholarship Program by a Numbers:

15 – Students who attend one of a 19 historically black land-grant universities and colleges
        4 – Tuskegee University
        3 – Prairie View AM University
        2 – Florida AM University
        2 – Fort Valley State University
        1 – Langston University, Lincoln University, Southern University and AM College and Tennessee State University, one tyro each 
60 – NBFA scholarships awarded to 44 students given 2015

$287,500 – Educational support supposing given 2015 by a NBFA Scholarship Program 
NBFA scholarships are awarded formed on several criteria, including educational performance, demonstrated leadership, appearance in farming and village activities, and career goals and objectives. Eligible students contingency also be enrolled or devise to enroll during an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school.
About a National Black Farmers Association
The National Black Farmers Association is a non-profit classification representing African-American farmers and their families in a United States. As an association, it serves tens of thousands of members nationwide. NBFA’s preparation and advocacy efforts have been focused on polite rights, land retention, entrance to open and private loans, preparation and farming training and farming mercantile growth for black and other tiny farmers.
About a FCA Foundation
The FCA Foundation is committed to rebalancing inequalities to foster a full fulfilment of each tellurian being. We find to support outcomes in a communities that safeguard people can suffer equivalence and dignity. The FCA Foundation leads a resources toward a following areas of focus:

  • Youth Development – assisting immature people rise a care qualities and resiliency required to attain in school, during work, and in life.
  • Education – building a skills and competencies that lead to feat and support educational entrance and success.
  • Military/Veterans – ensuring veterans successfully transition to municipal life and that a needs of troops use members and their families are supported.
  • Service – leveraging a talents and contributions of all members of a community.