The Robert J. Meyer Organic Farming Scholarship is intended to grant college tuition funds and supplement college costs to local individuals who have an interest in organic and sustainable agriculture. Applicants must be current residents of the Washington counties of Thurston, Lewis, or Mason or lives in or attends high school in Elma or Montesano, intend to enroll in an education institution or engage in an educational opportunity which will be brought back to the South Puget Sound region of Western Washington state and desire to concentrate their education in agricultural sustainability, organic farming/ranching or sustainable ecosystems within the South Sound Region of Western Washington.
The Robert J. Meyer Organic Farming Scholarship was established in memory of Robert J. Meyer, founder of an Organic Farm in Tenino, WA. Through the years, Robert was a mentor and friend to young farmers interested in sustainable organic farming; dreaming of infusing his vision of provision of healthy, organic foods into communities. Since Robert’s passing, and through the Meyer family’s wish to continue Robert’s vision, this scholarship was established through the Friends of the Olympia Farmer’s Market ( FOFM).