Community Scholarships

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 or 816-472-4232 with questions.