AFA National Scholarships

Scholarship Value: $3,200
Awards Available: 100
Award Deadline: Mar 6, 2024

We build bridges for young leaders, fostering engagement and innovation in food and agriculture.

One application. More than 100 scholarship opportunities.

Who can apply?

Graduating high school seniors and current undergrads enrolled in an agriculture or food-related degree program in the U.S. See the full eligibility requirements.

How much money is granted?

Awards vary between $1,600 and $3,250. All scholarships include admission to the AFA Leaders Conference (excluding travel).

How are applications evaluated?

Recipients will be selected based on their career goals, leadership and community involvement and financial need. Some scholarships will be awarded based on specific criteria, for example, living in a particular community area.

When do I hear back?

Scholarships will be announced in early June.

Tips for applying

  • Double-check the eligibility requirements
  • Verify that all contact information is correct
  • Make sure your school information is up to date. If you've filled out an application on our site before, it will pre-populate your information. If you've changed your major or switched schools, we want to know that.
  • Fill in the work experience, organizational involvement and community services sections as thoroughly as you can. Every experience counts. The application is scored automatically by a formula, so the more you can tell us about your activities, the better.
  • Grammar, spelling and punctuation count!
  • Save your work often! If your internet connection times out while you’re on a page, you will lose any new information that you've entered since your last save.

Eligibility requirements

  • Current high school senior or undergraduate student
  • Age 17-25 during the AFA Leaders Conference*
  • Attending a four-year institution in the US or plans to obtain a four-year degree
  • 3.0 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

*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.

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