02 Feb Agriculture Scholarship Program Underway for McPherson County HS Seniors
The McPherson Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee is a partner of Agriculture Future of America (AFA) to support an agricultural scholarship program. AFA is a 501(c)3 corporation dedicated to supporting higher education and leader development of future agriculture producers and rural business leaders.
The McPherson Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee supports the AFA Leader and Academic Scholarship for McPherson County, AFA matches raised community funds. Since 2001 the McPherson Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee has raised nearly $50,000 funding 20 scholarships with events such as the When Pigs Fly BBQ Contest and the American Legion Family Night, which is scheduled for Thursday, March 17th.
The AFA Leader and Academic Scholarship is $4,200, consisting of a $3,200 academic scholarship. The additional $1,000 will sponsor the McPherson County recipient to the AFA Leaders Conference in Kansas City November 3-6, 2016.
Eligibility requirements for the McPherson County Community Scholarship include any high school seniors enrolling in an accredited college of agriculture. They must be a resident of McPherson County. The scholarship application is available at www.agfuture.org/scholarships
AFA, founded in the fall of 1996 by the late R. Crosby Kemper Jr., is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. In addition to enhancing the education and leader potential of rural youth in the Midwest region through community-based scholarships, AFA provides leader and career development training and internship assistance to college students across the country.
For additional information on AFA and the McPherson County Community Scholarship program contact Jennifer Burch, Executive Director of the McPherson Chamber of Commerce at 620-241-3303.