The Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute (FLPCI) with fiscal sponsorship from the Permaculture Institute of the North East (PINE) is delighted to offer four scholarships for the upcoming Permaculture Design Certificate course (PDC) offered this summer in upstate New York (July 26 through August 11).
This scholarship is both need and merit-based. It aims to support community organizers, educators, and activists to share their permaculture knowledge with their communities. We encourage recipients to use their scholarship as seed money for community-based permaculture education and activism.
Each award is $700. Funds will be disbursed by PINE upon completion of the course. Each will be expected to successfully complete FLPCI’s 2013 PDC, and to submit a 2-3 minute video that describes how they will utilize their permaculture skills to serve their community. You do not need to be a video artist, just comfortable speaking to the camera and able to use photographs, drawings, slides, and similar formats to to produce a simple video. We also invite recipientss to provide short video updates about their work. All videos will be showcased online by FLPCI, thus providing a world-wide platform for fellows to publicize their work in permaculture.
Scholarship recipients are responsible for paying the course tuition in advance. We are dedicated to providing multiple ways to reduce financial barriers to attending our courses. As a result, scholarships cannot be paired with our pre-PDC work trade option.
Women, people of color, and individuals from other historically marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
In your application materials, tell us about yourself and how you are already serving your community. We are seeking applicants whose activism, organizing or teaching are grounded in ethics that promote both social equality and ecological health. How will permaculture knowledge and design skills enrich your work? With whom will you be working? How strong is your relationship already with this group, organization, or population?
Please send your cover letter and resume to <Board@FingerLakesPermaculture.org>. We will begin selecting applicants on a rolling basis after April 17, 2013.
Any discounts- -including work trade, scholarships, and earlybird discounts- -cannot be combined. All will be discounts will be applied to the full tuition of $1400.
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