Students planning to pursue degrees in agriculture or forestry at Auburn University have until Dec. 1 to apply for Alabama Farmers Federation/Alfa scholarships.The scholarships of up to $1,750 per student, per year are awarded to students who plan to enroll or are currently enrolled in AU’s College of Agriculture or School of Forestry or who are majoring in agricultural engineering or ag education. The scholarships are renewable yearly to students who maintain a 2.5 grade point average and exhibit good moral character and citizenship.”This scholarship program is an excellent resource, not only for students but also for all of Alabama agriculture because it helps ensure that our best and brightest young men and women pursue agricultural careers,” said Mike Kilgore, executive director of the Alabama Farmers Federation. “As the state’s largest farm organization, we’re proud to support this program.”Students are urged to apply early for admission because enrollment at Auburn University is limited. Applications are available from the university and online at www.auburn.edu or www.AlfaFarmers.org.Students must complete a separate application for scholarships. Scholarship applications are available in all county Farmers Federation offices, local Alfa service centers or by writing to the dean of the College of Agriculture at Auburn University, 107 Comer Hall, Auburn University, AL 36849.FEDERATIONS WORKING FOR STUDENTS—- Twenty four students majoring in agriculture at Auburn University each received $1,750 scholarships — $42,000 total — from the Alabama Farmers Federation for 2008-’09.—- Thirty-nine county Federations also award scholarships in varying amounts under a variety of guidelines. Those counties are: Baldwin, Barbour, Butler, Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Chilton, Clarke, Coffee, Covington, Cullman, Dale, Dallas, Elmore, Etowah, Franklin, Geneva, Hale, Henry, Houston, Jefferson, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lee, Madison, Marion, Mobile, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Pickens, Pike, Randolph, St. Clair, Talladega, Tallapoosa, Tuscaloosa, Walker and Winston.—- In a single academic year, county Farmers Federations throughout the state award about $150,000 in scholarships.—- The Farmers Federations of Barbour, Baldwin, Covington, Geneva, Hale, Lawrence, Lee and Montgomery each award scholarships through Auburn University, while other county Federations make scholarship checks payable directly to the student.
Alfa Scholarship Deadline Dec. 1