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October 24, 2012   Email to Friend 

Dec. 1 Is Deadline For Alfa Ag/Forestry Scholarships
Melissa Martin

The application deadline for Alfa and Alabama Farmers Federation scholarships is Dec. 1. Applicants must plan to pursue agriculture or forestry undergraduate degrees at Auburn University.

The scholarships, valued up to $1,750 per recipient per year, are available for new or current Auburn University students studying in the College of Agriculture or School of Forestry. Students majoring in agricultural engineering or ag education are also eligible.

“This scholarship program is an excellent resource not only for students, but for everyone involved in Alabama agriculture,” said Paul Pinyan, executive director of the Alabama Farmers Federation. “It ensures the highest caliber of young men and women will pursue agricultural careers. As the state’s largest farm organization, we’re proud to support this program. Our investment in Alabama’s students will pay dividends for many years to come.”

The scholarships are renewable yearly for students who maintain a 2.5 grade point average and exhibit good moral character and citizenship.

The application requires three letters of reference to include an evaluation of the applicant’s background and character. Students are encouraged to apply early for admission, as enrollment at Auburn University is limited.

Applications can be downloaded from the Programs section of AlfaFarmers.org. Students may obtain an application at their county Farmers Federation offices, local Alfa service centers or by writing to the dean of the College of Agriculture at 107 Comer Hall, Auburn University, AL 36849.

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