Soil Health Academy Scholarship Program


Scholarship application deadline is 45 days prior each school.   

Scholarship recipients will be notified 30-45 days prior to the school.

The primary goal of the Soil Health Academy Scholarship Program is to inspire, educate, and equip both current and future generations of regenerative farmers, ranchers, and educators by providing scholarships to subsidize their tuition to attend a Soil Health Academy.
The scholarship program is supported through generous donations.


The Soil Health Academy Scholarship Program is available for the following groups of individuals:
1) Beginning Farmers or Ranchers
2) Student/Intern/Young Farmer/Rancher
3) Military Veteran Farmers/Ranchers
4) Agricultural Educators/Influencers - Institution, Agency, NGO, Ag Consultants, and others

Those eligible to apply for these awards are:

Next-generation family farmers and ranchers who have parents who are involved in agriculture.

Students, interns, and beginning farmers who are keenly interested in a career in regenerative agriculture.

Farmers who are military veterans currently involved in agriculture or who are interested in becoming involved in regenerative agriculture.  Must be a former or active member of the U.S. military to apply for this category.  

Educators with a desire to provide regenerative agricultural instruction to the next generation of farmers, ranchers or agriculture professionals. Applicants may include USDA, NRCS, Extension and other USDA personnel, Ag Consultants, state conservation/ag agency personnel, and non-profit organization (NGO) personnel. 


Complete and submit the on-line form. 
The deadline for submission is a minimum of 45 days prior to the starting date of the Soil Health Academy applicants wish to attend.  Please refer to the website at for a listing of future Academies.


Ducks Unlimited is offering 33 scholarships of $750 each to South Dakota ranchers, farmers, or land owners. The scholarship must be used to attend a school by September 30, 2020

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