Fee Waivers

2017 Conference Fee Waivers

OARS Scholarship:

OFRF is offering a limited number of scholarships to help with the cost of attending OARS. Scholarships of up to $350 will be awarded based on the need and merit of the applicant. The scholarship funds may be used for symposium registration ($75-80), travel and one night of lodging.

Students, farmers and researchers in the U.S. who would like to apply for a scholarship should submit a letter of interest to grants@ofrf.org by January 5th. The letter of interest should include name, position, statement of interest and need of scholarship, amount requested and budget. Upon approval from OFRF, scholarship recipients will be required to submit receipts and documentation.

Military Veterans:

The University of Arkansas and the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) are partnering to offer scholarships to military veterans. Priority will be given to those in the Southern US region. The deadline to apply for the scholarships is December 1. The application is available online at www.ncat.org/armed-to-farm-events. Applicants will be notified no later than December 18 about the status of their scholarship application. For more information on the scholarships, contact Margo Hale at margoh@ncat.org.

Other Farmers:

Southern SAWG is offering a limited number of fee waivers to assist limit-resource producers in the Southern U.S. to attend our conference

Qualified candidates are those who:

  • absolutely cannot afford the conference registration fee
  • have never before received a fee waiver from Southern SAWG to attend our annual conference
  • are farming commercially in the Southern U.S. or are planning to be in the next year, AND
  • have a sincere interest in sustainable or organic agriculture.

Preference will be given to those who have never attended a Southern SAWG conference before.

Apply to Southern SAWG for a conference fee waiver by:

  • Printing the Fee Waiver application
  • Completing the form, and then
  • Mailing it by December 10, 2016 to:
    Southern SAWG, Fee Waivers
    PO Box 1552
    Fayetteville, AR 72702-1552

Questions? Contact: Teresa Maurer at feewaivers@ssawg.org or by phone at (479) 799-7985.

Note to organizational and institutional leaders:

We can provide letters of support if you are applying for scholarship funds from outside funders to bring folks from your area to the conference. Just contact us with the details.