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Program Eligibility

Eligibility Requirements

Students must meet the following guidelines while adhering to the AFA program policies listed below.

Current undergraduate student
Age 17-25*
2.5 GPA or higher (recommended)
Passion for food, agriculture and/or natural resources
Intention to pursue a career in the food, agriculture and/or natural resources industries
Preference for selection will be given to new Institute applicants.

Scholarship Policy

  • Scholars must attend the entire AFA Leaders Conference in year awarded 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) that demonstrates an outstanding balance or which has been otherwise paid by loans or personal payments for such charges 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

    • Scholars must request funds while enrolled as a full-time student
      Remain in good academic standing with the university

    • Maintain full-time class status

*AFA programming is designed for students ages 17-25. Based on previous participant feedback, our programming does not meet the developmental needs and expectations of students outside this age range.