Kvarøy Arctic & James Beard Foundation Announce the First “Women in Aquaculture” Scholarship Fund

Application forms are available digitally. All scholarship application materials must be submitted by June 11, 2020.

Information source: PR News Wire / Kvarøy Arctic press release
Photo credit: USAID- Agency for International Development. Creative Commons license use.

Kvarøy Arctic(pronounced “Kwa-ray”) sustainably raised salmon from Norway’s Arctic Circle, and the James Beard Foundation—a nonprofit organization whose mission is to celebrate, nurture, and honor chefs and other leaders making America’s food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone—are pleased to announce the first scholarship for women in aquaculture. Applications for the “Women in Aquaculture” scholarship are available to those studying the subject at a college or university in any country, and can be submitted via the James Beard Foundation website starting May 1, 2020.

The annual $10,000 scholarship also includes a paid one-month summer internship on the Kvarøy Arctic farm site in Norway. The recipient can continue their internship each year they are in school, and will be considered for employment upon graduation.

“We finalized arrangements for the scholarship during our inaugural dinner at the James Beard House in February,” says Kvarøy Arctic CEO Alf-Gøran Knutsen. “Five of our 23 employees in Norway are women, as are seven of the eight members of our U.S. team. Historically, like the culinary industry, women aren’t well represented in aquaculture. We are hoping to change that by supporting education in the field and with the opportunity to work at our farm.”

“This is only one of two international scholarships available from the James Beard Foundation,” says James Beard Foundation Impact Programs Manager Emily Rothkrug. “We are proud to support the leadership shown by Kvarøy Arctic to develop the first-of-its-kind scholarship for women in aquaculture.”

How to Apply:
Application forms are available digitally at jamesbeard.org/scholarships beginning on May 1, 2020.

All scholarship application materials must be submitted by June 11, 2020. Scholarship winners will be notified in August 2020.

Related Link http://www.kvaroyarctic.com

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