AFA partners with rural communities to support local students preparing
for a career in the agriculture and food industry. Scholarships are awarded through local partnerships to graduating high school seniors planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree in an agriculture-related
program. AFA Community
Scholars are awarded a $3,200 academic scholarship and sponsorship to AFA Leaders Conference.
Click here to find if a community partner exists in your area.
Details and Policy
- 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.
- Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of career vision and goal, leader and community involvement, and financial need.
- Scholars must attend the entire AFA Leaders Conference in order to receive scholarship funds.
- The AFA scholarship is a one-time scholarship.
- Scholars must request funds by providing a copy of university tuition, fees or books (if billed through the university) to AFA.
- The AFA scholarship will not cover room and board expenses.
- Scholars must request funds while enrolled as a full time student.
- Funds are dissolved after completion of a bachelor’s degree, if not requested before graduation or if proof of balance owed is insufficient.
- Student must continue to meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Pursue a bachelor’s degree
- Study agriculture or related field
- Remain in good academic standing with my university
- Maintain full-time class status
Please contact AFA at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 816-472-4232 with questions.