MBA Fellowship Application (Deadline Ongoing)

RFDF MBA Fellows receive scholarship awards that range from $250 - $10,000 in money and services to pursue and complete an MBA degree.

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How the Platform Works

Undergraduate and Graduate Students and Pre-MBA Professionals become publicly traded stocks (Starting Stock Price = $10) and raise funds to further their educational objectives.

Students List Themselves

High School, College and Graduate Students as well as Pre-MBA professionals list themselves as publicly traded stocks on the RFDF Stock Exchange. Eligible students must provide proof that they are sons and daughters of U.S. based farmworkers (current and past).

Donors Invest in Students

Individuals and organizations provide scholarship funds to students. These donors are called "Investors" inside the RFDF Stock Exchange. Investors give money directly to specific students, to a specific group (e.g. from certain colleges, studying certain majors).

Students Help Themselves

Students complete pre-defined tasks to receive funds. A student's stock price goes up $1 for every $100 received; failure to complete the task results in a declinging stock price. The stock price is a reflection of discipline, committment, and hard work.

About RFDF

The Rising Farmworker Dream Fund (RFDF) is a 501(c)(3)non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of U.S. based farmworkers through the principles of business.

  • Over 2 million people work as farm laborers in the United States.

  • Averaging an hourly wage of less than $10, most of these workers live in extreme poverty.

  • Given that farm work takes place mostly in rural areas, the American farmworker is relatively isolated from mainstream society, and so the cycle of poverty is especially difficult to break.

RFDF is dedicated to helping U.S. based farmworkers break the cycle of poverty by encouraging financial literacy, the MBA degree, entrepreneurial ventures , and other business focused activities.

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