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Scholarships

For more than 50 years, the Alabama Farmers Federation has provided scholarships to individuals preparing for careers in agriculture and agribusiness. Our goal is to support the next generation in their effort to improve Alabama agriculture.

Alfa Foundation Scholarship

The Alfa Foundation will award 100 scholarships for $1,000 each to students attending Alabama colleges, universities and technical schools.

Scholarship Requirements

Applicants of the Alfa Foundation Scholarship Program award must:

  • Have a current Alabama Farmers Federation Membership issued in his/her name. Annual membership is available by calling 1-800-964-2532, by clicking registering online, or by visiting an Alfa Insurance office. Membership must be issued in the name of the name of the scholarship applicant to be eligible for consideration.
  • High school seniors, graduates, or current post-secondary undergraduates enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time accredited program at a two- year or four- year college, university, or vocational-technical school located in the state of Alabama for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).

Note: Alfa Mutual Insurance employees and their dependent children are eligible to apply. A current Alabama Farmers Federation membership issued in the applicant’s name is required. Member must be in good standing with the Alabama Farmers Federation, Inc.

Apply

Applications available here.

The application period for 2021 begins November 17, 2020 and runs through January 31, 2021.

Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation Scholarship

The Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation will award up to 67 scholarships for $1,750 each to students majoring in agriculture or forestry at Auburn University and Alabama A&M University. 

Scholarship Requirements

Applicants of the Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation Scholarship must:

  • Be a member of the Alabama Farmers Federation or under 25 years of age and the child of a Federation member.
  • Be a U.S citizen, exhibit good moral character and citizenship, and exhibit excellent academic potential.
  • Have been formally accepted by, and/or presently attending Auburn University or Alabama A&M as a full-time student with a declared agricultural, forestry, or pre-veterinary major.
  • Submit a completed application including all requested materials by Jan. 31, 2021.

Selection Process

  • Submit your application electronically by the Jan. 31, 2021, deadline for consideration.
  • The Alabama Farmers Federation’s Scholarship Committee will review applications and recommend county winners to county Farmers Federation boards of directors for approval.
  • We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, sex, age, veteran status, or disability. It is our intention that all qualified applications be given equal opportunity and that we base selection decisions on the merit of the application.

Receiving the Award

  • Alabama Farmers Federation Foundations pays $1,750 for tuition to Auburn University or Alabama A&M Foundations. The student’s university will officially apply credit to student’s tuition account.
  • Student and parents/guardians receive an invitation to an event formally recognizing scholarship winners.
  • Scholarships do not automatically renew each year, even if the student continues to meet all requirements.
  • Students must submit an application each year. Students applying for scholarship renewal may complete a separate “renewal application.” See links below.

Apply

Applications available are:

The application period for 2021 begins November 17, 2020 and runs through January 31, 2021.

Note: Applicants for Alfa Foundation scholarships must be members of Alabama Farmers Federation. Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation scholarships are available to Federation members and their children.