American Indian students at UNC Pembroke enrolled in the undergraduate Sustainable Agricultural program may be eligible for a scholarship through the Native American Agriculture Fund.

The Native STEPS Agriculture Scholarship application deadline is April 15, 2023. It funds student expenses up to $4,500, which covers books, tuition, room and board and supplies for up to one year. 

The scholarship also includes an eight-week paid summer internship in which students will learn hands-on techniques with local agriculture professionals or at the UNCP Ag Demo Farm. Recipients will be required to attend agriculture and financial literacy workshops offered at the Thomas Entrepreneurship Hub and meet with program mentors.

To be eligible, applicants must be:

  • Enrolled in one of UNCP’s Agricultural Science or bioscience degree programs with an emphasis in agriculture.
  • Demonstrate a financial need.
  • Have a minimum G.P.A. of 2.5.
  • Indicate tribal affiliation and whether they are a first-generation college student

To apply, current UNCP students should visit Incoming students can visit For more information, contact Megan Barnett at or 910.775.4682 or Edward Hunt at or call 910.775.4210.

via UNC Pembroke