Applications Open for 2021 AFA Scholarship

Applications Open for 2021 AFA Scholarship

Eligibility requirements for the McPherson Chamber of Commerce AFA Scholarship include high school seniors or undergraduate students that reside in McPherson County and/or attend a high school in McPherson County, plan to pursue a career in the food and agriculture industry and obtain a four-year degree.

The McPherson Chamber Agriculture Committee established this local scholarship and has awarded 30 full academic and leader development scholarships, and 12 additional leadership conference only scholarships since 2001. The $4,450 full scholarship includes a $3,200 academic scholarship and tuition to the AFA Leaders Conference (worth $1,250). More information about contributing to the AFA Scholarship Fund is included in the “Investing Our Future Ag Leaders” news article.

AFA Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of leadership roles in organizations, community service, internship and work experiences and financial need. Recipients will also be scored on these three personal vision statements. 1.) Explain your educational and ideal career path. 2.) What is one challenge you have had in the last year? How have you persevered through it? 3.) How would you describe the personal brand you hope to have in the food and agriculture community?

Selected scholars must commit to attend the AFA Leaders Conference in the fall semester of the awarded scholarship year, maintain full-time class status and remain in good academic standing with the institution to receive the academic scholarship.

Please share and encourage students to apply for the McPherson Chamber of Commerce AFA scholarship. The application is available at and the deadline is March 10, 2021.

Questions? Contact AFA at or Debbie Hawkinson, AFA McPherson County Scholarship Coordinator, at