TAF was designed  to aid Native students in achieving their educational goals leading to  careers in agriculture. The fellowship program provides a generous  benefits package that can include up to four years of fellowship status,  with funding to earn agricultural degrees or technical certifications.

  • Rising and current technical, undergraduate, and graduate students
  • Provide proof of Tribal enrollment or community connectedness
  • Upon selection for TAF, provide acceptance/enrollment information for selected academic or certificate program

Upon selection for Tribal Agriculture Fellowship program, fellows will be required to:

  • Sustain suitable academic progress
  • Complete two (2) fellowship hours per month assigned by TAF staff
  • Participate in all TAF required activities
  • Provide semester updates to TAF Program Coordinator
  • Serve as a peer mentor to upcoming Fellows

The mission of the Tribal Agriculture Fellowship is to create opportunities for students to advance their education in agriculture,  increase specialized knowledge, and promote sustainability of agriculture in Tribal communities.

This application is an opportunity for you to become a Tribal Agriculture Fellow. Please read carefully through the application and answer to the best of your ability.

This application is for current and prospective career and technical education students pursuing degrees in agriculture or other career and technical education fields.


  • CTE Applications are open on a reoccurring basis. 
  • Applicants must complete all required questions and uploads before applying.
  • Applicants may apply while recommenders are still crafting their recommendations.
  • Double-check your application to make sure all uploads are correct. There is no opportunity to amend the application after the deadline.
  • TAF encourages you to submit the application in advance of the deadline to avoid unexpected technical difficulties.
Tribal Agriculture Fellowship