How to Apply

Before writing your application, carefully read all the material presented on the Apprenticeship Information page. Consider how well the course might fit your stated interests and goals. It's important that applicants have a realistic idea of what the program involves as well as their ability to fully participate from beginning to end.

Apply to the 2019 Apprenticeship Online or Send Your Application by Mail: Please read carefully
There are two options for sending in your application materials:

  1. Use the online application form.
  2. Download, print, and fill out the application form (.pdf) and mail it in with the other required materials listed below.

Note that even if you use the online form, some materials need to be submitted by mail (see below).

2019 Apprenticeship Application Forms

 

Course Fee Waiver/Scholarship Forms: Please read carefully
Please read the information about the various course fee waiver/scholarship opportunities on the Course Fee Waiver Support Opportunities page before applying for a course fee waiver/scholarship. Note that you must also submit the 2019 Apprenticeship Application (see above) and $60 application fee in order to be considered for a scholarship.

If you are applying for a General Course Fee Waiver or other scholarship(s), there are two options for sending in your application materials:

  1. Use the online application form(s).
  2. Download, print, and fill out the form(s) (.pdfs) and send them by mail.

Online scholarship/course fee waiver applications

Downloadable scholarship/course fee waiver application forms

 

International Applicants
Please download, fill out, and mail the visa information form (.pdf) with your application.

 

All Applicants: Submit These Materials by Mail

The following materials must be submitted by mail, postmarked by the Application deadline:

  • Apprenticeship application and any scholarship/course fee waiver applications (if you are using the downloadable .pdf forms)
  • $60 registration fee: Make check or Money Order to UC Regents (we cannot accept online payments)
  • Tax forms (if you are applying for a General Course Fee Waiver; see the application for details)
  • Any optional supporting materials: Resumé/CV, photos, newspaper articles, letters of support

Please note that incomplete applications will not be processed.

Send materials to the address below. Deadlines are postmarked dates (note: these are application deadlines for the 2019 program):

  • September 30, 2018 for U.S. residents 

  • August 15, 2018 for international applicants, including Canadian citizens.

Late applications will not be considered

Notification of acceptance is made in mid December for U.S. applicants and in November for international applicants.

Apprenticeship Applications 

Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems 

University of California, Santa Cruz
 
1156 High Street
 
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 USA
 
(831) 459-3240 

email: casfs@ucsc.edu