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The migrant farmworker community is the backbone of our agriculture industry, however migrant farmworkers are one of the most financially vulnerable populations in the U.S., making the reality of a higher education challenging.  The Miguel R Velazquez Migrant Education Foundation Scholarship, aims to help the migrant farmworker community by providing scholarships to students who are currently working in agriculture or are children of migrant farmworkers.

  • Ten $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to students currently enrolled or accepted into an accredited academic insitution in the U.S. Award money will be sent directly to institution.

Miguel R. Velazquez Migrant Education

Foundation Scholarship Application

Deadline: May 5, 2024


Required fields below for applicant:

  • Student can be currently employed in agriculture (migrant or seasonal farmworker), have previous work in agriculture and/or have one parent or legal guardian who is employed in agriculture in the state of Washington.

  • Must be enrolled or accepted to accredited higher education institution for funds to be distributed directly to institution.

  • Undocumented students welcome to apply.

  • Accredited higher education institution can include, trade school, community college & 4-year university. 

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