Farmers Federation scholarships available

Applications for the Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation’s $1,750 college scholarships, now available online, are due Feb. 1, 2015.

High school seniors and college students from participating counties seeking an agriculture-related degree at Auburn University or Alabama A&M University may apply.

This marks the second year for the scholarship program, where the Foundation provides $1,250 in matching funds for every county Farmers Federation that contributes $500 to the scholarship. Earlier this summer, 52 students from participating counties received the scholarship.

“This program is a great return on investment for our county Federations and helps ensure a strong future for agriculture in our state,” said Alabama Farmers Federation Director of Organization Mike Tidwell.

“We were excited to have 52 counties join the program in it’s first year and hope to have a scholarship recipient in each county this year.”

Applicants attending participating universities must be Federation members or, if under the age of 25, the child of a Federation member; possess good moral character and citizenship; and exhibit excellent academic potential. Scholarships may be renewed annually if students meet requirements and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA. Payments will be made directly to the university and applied to the students’ tuition accounts.

For the application and scholarship requirements, visit AlfaFarmers.org/About/Forms. Applications can also be found by scrolling over “About” on the Alfa Farmers homepage and selecting Federation Forms. Contact local Federation offices with questions.

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