Scholarship deadline is Dec. 1

Published 8:04 pm Saturday, August 9, 2008

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 or by clicking the link below.

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.