Agriculture Future of America offers financial support to students pursuing a four-year degree in an agriculture-related field. AFA offers access to both community and nationally based scholarships. All scholarship share one application. Details and eligibility requirements are below.


AFA National Leader and Academic Scholarships

AFA and its partners award scholarships to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students enrolled in agriculture-related degree programs across the U.S. Scholarships seek to identify young leaders in the agriculture and food industry to enter AFA leader development programming and receive an academic scholarship. National awards vary in amounts, depending on the scholarship partner. Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of career vision and goal, leader and community involvement and financial need. Applications are due Friday, March 18, 2016.  Learn More

AFA Community Scholarships

AFA partners with rural communities to support local students preparing for a career in the agriculture and food industry. These scholarships are awarded locally through each partnership to graduating high school seniors planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree in an agriculture-related program. AFA defines communities as the geographic area where funds are raised and applications are accepted, which may be a single rural community, a county, a business service area or multiple communities. Scholarship deadlines vary from community to community. AFA Community Scholars are awarded a $3,200 academic scholarship and sponsorship to the AFA Leaders Conference. Learn More

Click here to find if a community partner exists in your area.


Details and Requirements:


  • Awards vary from community partner to nationally available scholarships.
  • The same application will be used for all scholarships offered by AFA. Some scholarships may have additional requirements, so please read each scholarship detail closely. 
  • All scholarships include a leader development award to attend the AFA Leaders Conference (November of scholarship year in Kansas City, Mo.), of which full attendance is required to receive the full academic scholarship. Learn more about AFA Leaders Conference
  • Academic scholarship may be used for tuition and fees only. This may include books if paid for through a university charge account. 
  • Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of career vision and goal, leader and community involvement, and financial need.
Eligibility Requirements
  • Students must be enrolled in, or enrolling in, an agriculture-related, four-year degree program.
  • Students must be a citizen of the United States of America to be eligible for AFA scholarship awards. International students studying in the United States are not eligible.
  • Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher at the time of selection. Students must remain in good academic standing with their college or university in order to access the scholarship funds. 
  • To receive scholarship funds, students are required to maintain full-time student status with their college or university unless there are special circumstances approved in advance by AFA.
  • AFA scholarships are for undergraduate tuition only unless approved written consent is provided otherwise.
  • Recipients may not be awarded more than one AFA scholarship per academic year. 
  • If a student has scholarship funds on hold with AFA, they are not eligible to receive another AFA scholarship.

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