AFA Leader and Academic Scholarships

The 2017 application is closed. A link to 2018 applications will be available September 1, 2017.


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. Learn More

AFA Community Leader and Academic Scholarship - 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 about the scholarship or click here to find if a community partner exists in your area.