Grants and Scholarships

The Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society believes in contributing to our local community wherever possible. We offer the following programs:

Agricultural Grants

The Agricultural Society provides grants to local farmers for supplies and infrastructure. The purpose of the grant program is to assist and perpetuate agriculture on Martha’s Vineyard.

This years grant deadline will be Feb. 29th 2016. Grants will be awarded in April.

Previous grant amounts have ranged from $250 to $2,500 and were used to purchase animal fencing, worm farms, shiitake mushrooms, preschool & elementary school garden infrastructure, cranberry bog restoration, poultry pens, seeds, soil, incubators, cider press, roto-tillers, apiary supplies and much more.

What farmers are saying about the program:

“Thank you very much for the grant. I have spent the money on a new pigpen, which will be very helpful. They have only got out once in the first 48 hours. Pigs will be pigs!” – E.W

If you are interested in applying for a grant this years deadline is February 29, 2016. Grants will be awarded in April 2016.

Please click here for the application:

Scholarship Fund

The Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society offers scholarships to graduating seniors and continuing education students pursuing degrees in the following fields: agriculture, horticulture, environmental studies, land conservation, veterinary medicine, culinary arts or related fields.

These scholarships are funded by the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society and Cushing Amusements. Cushing contributes $4,000.00 to the fund annually.

For information please contact the MV Regional High School Guidance Office, 508-693-1033