Fellow_smiling two women

“I know its sort of cliche to day, but the Urban Adamah fellowship has been transformational for me.”– Naomi Stern, Spring 2014

Fellowship Fees

Program Fee: $600-$3,000 (sliding scale)
Security Deposit: $75 (refundable)

Program Fee Sliding Scale

At Urban Adamah we are working in many ways to respond to economic disparity that exists in our communities. Our hope is to make the Fellowship as accessible as possible, regardless of class background. Thanks to our program supporters, we are able to offer the 2017 Fellowship for a sliding scale fee of $600-$3,000. This highly subsidized fee covers housing, food and all program-related expenses.

The actual cost of the Fellowship is roughly $10,000 per fellow. To cover these costs, close to 70% is raised from foundations and individuals; about 10% comes from farm visitor fees; and the remaining 20% represents what we ask fellows to pay. So, as you can see, we need to collect an average of $2,000 per fellow to make the program sustainable.

So, what should you pay?

If you have personal or family resources that enable you to pay the full $3,000 fee, we ask you to do so. If $2,000 is possible for you, please pay that. If you need to pay less than that, you should pay whatever you can, as low as $600. Please know that our sliding scale system only works to cover the necessary costs of the program if individuals who can afford to pay at the higher end of the spectrum do so.

You will be asked to indicate the program fee amount you can pay on the online application when you apply for the Fellowship.

Payment Schedule

Upon acceptance, you are asked to pay a $500 nonrefundable deposit, which is due within two weeks of the date you accept a place in the program. We cannot reserve your place without the deposit. We will bill you for the balance due approximately eight weeks before the start of the Fellowship. Payment is required approximately six weeks before the start date.

Security Deposit

If the house is cleaned to an acceptable level and there are no unreasonable damages to the property, your $75 security deposit will be fully refunded. Checks are mailed approximately one week after the end of the Fellowship.


If you cancel for any reason prior to six weeks before the start date of your Fellowship, you will receive a full refund minus the $500 deposit. If you cancel for any reason within six weeks of the start date of the Fellowship, there is no refund.