CCMA 2020 


The Howard Bowers Fund is offering 20 scholarships to cover the cost of registration for the 2020 CCMA Conference in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

The Howard Bowers Fund strengthens food co-ops with training and education grants for staff, managers, and board members. Since its establishment in 1994, the Howard Bowers Fund has granted over $500,000 in grants to support the food co-op sector. 

Who may apply: Staff, managers, and board members of food cooperatives.

Review process: Applications will be reviewed by a scholarship committee. All applicants will be notified as to the status of their applications.

Recipient obligation: Due to limited funding, all recipients of a CCMA scholarship should certify that they have the funds available for travel and lodging. Thanks to the Bill Gessner Memorial Fund there are five - $400 travel stipends available to scholarship recipients. One travel stipend per group only.

Other Information:

  • March 6 - Applications due
  • March 27 - Applicants will be notified of their application status.
  • April 3 - Applicants should accept their scholarship by April 3. Failure to do so by April 3 will result in forfeit of the scholarship.
  • If you apply for a CCMA scholarship, please do not register for the conference until after the March 27 notification date. If you pre-register and are awarded a scholarship, registration fees will be refunded less a $50 administration fee to cover credit card and transaction fees. 


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