How to Apply

Please note: the application period for the 2019 Apprenticeship is now closed. The application information and materials below are for the 2020 program.

Before writing your application, carefully read all the information presented on 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. Please note that the 2020 program begins on April 13, 2020.

Apply to the 2020 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, or
  2. Download, print, and fill out the application form, and mail it in with the other required materials listed below.

2020 Apprenticeship Application Forms


Scholarship Application Forms: Please read carefully
Please read the information about the various scholarship opportunities on the Scholarship Opportunities page before applying for a scholarship. Note that you must also submit the 2020 Apprenticeship Application form (see above) in order to be considered for a scholarship.

All scholarship applicants should submit the General Scholarship Application (see below); if you are interested in additional scholarships, please also submit the applications specific to those scholarships (e.g., the Food Justice & Equity Scholarship). 

Please note: If you are applying for a scholarship(s), there are two options for sending in your application materials:

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

Online scholarship applications

Downloadable scholarship application forms


International Applicants – Visa information form
International applicants, in addition to the 2020 Apprenticeship Application form, please submit the visa information form.

  1. Please download, fill out, and mail the visa information form (.pdf) with your application or,
  2. Fill out and submit the online visa information form

Additional materials

In addition to the 2020 Apprenticeship application and any scholarship forms (if applicable), please submit the following materials. These can either be submitted by mail, or as attachments to the online 2020 Apprenticeship application form:

  • Resumé/CV
  • Letters of reference
  • Any optional supporting materials: newspaper articles, brochures about your work, etc.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be processed.

Send materials to the address below or submit online forms by the application deadline. Deadlines are postmarked dates (note: these are application deadlines for the 2020 program):

  • September 30, 2019 for U.S. residents 

  • August 15, 2019 for international applicants, including Canadian citizens.

Late applications will not be considered

Notification of acceptance is made by email on December 20, 2019 for U.S. applicants and in November 2019 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