Pine Island Chamber of Commerce Black Dirt Scholarship
Warwick’s agricultural roots are firmly based in Pine Island’s Black Dirt Region. The region provides food for residents, restaurants and retailers throughout the Hudson Valley, New York City and nearby communities. Today this region is known as one of the richest farmlands in all of North America.
The Black Dirt Scholarship Fund, created in 2012 from a portion of the proceeds of the annual Black Dirt Feast now in its 11th year, and presented by the Pine Island Chamber of Commerce, honors students seeking to further their education in three areas: 1) Agricultural/Equestrian Studies 2) Culinary Arts/Hospitality Industry 3) Arts and Sciences.
Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to and involvement in community volunteer service or community work experience.
Since its founding in 1961, the mission of the Pine Island Chamber of Commerce has been to promote prosperity in the business community, support and enhance the uniqueness of the region, and to enrich the lives of all residents through community spirit and cooperation.
All materials must be submitted to the high school guidance department or postmarked no later than April 20, 2020.
Scholarships are announced in May, awarded in June.Download Scholarship Application