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McPherson Chamber Accepting Applications for Agriculture Future of America Scholarship


MCPHERSON, Kan. – It’s scholarship time! The Agriculture Committee of the McPherson Chamber of Commerce has dedicated much time through the years to raise funds for the local annual 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 of Commerce Agriculture Committee established the local Agriculture Future of America (AFA) Scholarship in 2001. Since then, they have awarded 32 full academic and leader development scholarships and 12 additional leadership conference scholarships. 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 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 attending 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.

The application is available at and the deadline is March 09, 2023. Questions? Contact AFA at [email protected] or Debbie Hawkinson, AFA McPherson County Scholarship Coordinator, at [email protected].