Tuesday, February 2, 2016

ALFA Scholarship


Alabama Farmers Federation members can now apply online for a $1,000 college scholarship funded through the Alfa Foundation.

Applications are due April 1. The scholarships will be awarded to 100 students attending Alabama colleges, universities or technical schools and may be used for tuition, fees, books or supplies required for coursework.

Alfa Insurance President Jimmy Parnell said supporting the continuing education of Alabama's youth is a wise investment.

"At Alfa, we're proud to help students achieve their goals of earning a degree through this scholarship program," Parnell said. "College is important, but it can also  be expensive. Hopefully these scholarships will allow students to focus on their education with less worry about how to pay for it."

In its three-year history, the Alfa Foundation Scholarship Program has provided $250,000 in scholarships to Alabama students.

The program is open to high school seniors and post-secondary undergraduates enrolled or planning to enroll in a two- or four-year school in Alabama. Winners will be notified in May.

Scholarships will be awarded based on academic record; demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities; honors; work experience; and statement of goals and aspirations. A minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale is required. To be eligible, the scholarship applicant must be a member of the Alabama Farmers Federation, and the membership must be issued in the name of the scholarship applicant.

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