Amando Barzola Hidalgo Memorial Scholarship
Due Date: February 1
Offered to a currently enrolled student attending full time who demonstrates a passion for organic farming/sustainable food systems through their previous academic work, family background or extracurricular activities. Preference will be given to students who can demonstrate financial need, particularly those for whom English is not their first language.
Amando Barzola Hidalgo grew up in Ecuador. He had many passions in life. Among them were organic farming, sustainable food systems, biology, and making some of the best garlic sauce and salsa that the Olympia Farmer’s Market has ever seen. He believed that access to health food, like access to clean water and clean air, was a basic human right and he worked all over the world to deepen his understanding and spread his knowledge of this belief.
- A letter of application demonstrating your qualifications and passion for organic farming/sustainable food systems. Indicate how your previous academic work, family background or extracurricular activities relate to organic farming and sustainable food systems. Include a statement related to your financial need.
- Two letters of recommendation that support your qualifications for this scholarship.
- FAFSA (see Steps to Take #4).