Applications Open for 2022 AFA Scholarship

Applications Open for 2022 AFA Scholarship

Attention graduating high school seniors or undergraduate college students pursuing a four-year degree in an agriculture or food related field and reside in McPherson County and/or attend a high school in McPherson County. You are eligible to apply for the McPherson Chamber of Commerce AFA Scholarship.

The McPherson Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee established the local Agriculture Future of America (AFA) Scholarship in 2001 and has awarded 31 full academic and leader development scholarships, and 12 additional leadership conference only scholarships since then. The $4,450 full scholarship includes a $3,200 academic scholarship, and tuition to the AFA Leaders Conference (worth $1,250).

AFA Scholarship recipients will be selected based on 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 and 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 to apply is March 9, 2022.

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