Applications for Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation (AFAF) and Alfa Foundation scholarships are available online and are due by April 1, 2016.
AFAF scholarships are $1,750 each and are awarded to high school seniors and college students from participating counties seeking an agriculture-related degree at Auburn University or Alabama A&M University.
Alfa Foundation scholarships are $1,000 each and are for students pursing any degree at Alabama colleges, universities and technical schools.
“The Alabama Farmers Federation and Alfa Insurance are proud to invest in Alabama youth,” said Alfa Insurance and Federation President Jimmy Parnell. “Through these scholarships, we hope to help prepare young people for successful careers that allow them to give back to their communities and society.”
This marks the fourth year for the AFAF scholarship program, which provides $1,250 in matching funds for county Federations that contribute $500 to a scholarship. Earlier this summer, 56 students from participating counties received $98,000 in AFAF scholarships.
The Alfa Foundation scholarship program, now in its third year, will award $100,000 in scholarships.
Applicants for Alfa Foundation scholarships must be Federation members. AFAF scholarships are available to Federation members and their children (under age 25). Scholarships will be awarded based on academic record; participation in school and community activities; honors; work experience; and other factors. Please see application for more details.
AFAF payments will be made directly to the university and applied to the students’ tuition accounts, while Alfa Foundation scholarships may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies required for coursework.