Planting Seeds for the Future

Alabama Farm Credit proudly supports the new coming generation of young professionals, and we believe that investing in their future is a small way to encourage them in their journey to success. We are offering two local scholarship options this year that will be awarded to applicants in the six regions we service. 


2024 Scholarships Applications are NOW CLOSED. 


Local Scholarship Opportunities

Young Roots Scholarship

The Alabama Farm Credit ‘Young Roots Scholarship’ is designed for graduating high school seniors intending to major in agriculture, accounting, forestry, finance, or business. Each recipient will be awarded the amount of $1,500.

    -- If you meet the criteria of eligibility, please find our application form below.


Cultivating Leaders Scholarship

As a proud Alabama business, we wanted to create a dedicated local scholarship for students graduating from one of our resident community colleges with intentions of pursuing a four-year degree in agriculture, accounting, forestry, finance, or business.  The list of community colleges to be considered are as follows:

  • Bevill State Community College
  • Calhoun Community College
  • Northwest-Shoals Community College
  • Jefferson State Community College
  • Snead State Community College
  • Southern Union Community College
  • Gadsden State Community College
  • Wallace State Community College

The Alabama Farm Credit ‘Cultivating Leaders Scholarship’ will be awarded in the amount of $1,500. 

    -- If you meet the criteria of eligibility, please find our application form below.



To apply to either of our local scholarship opportunities, you must meet each of the requirements below. For questions about eligibility, please contact one of our knowledgeable representatives!

  • Be a high school senior scheduled to graduate in 2024 for the Young Roots Scholarship
  • Be a student graduating from a two-year program with the intent of entering a four-year program for the Cultivating Leaders Scholarship
  • Reside in one of Alabama Farm Credit’s participating regions (see below for participating regions)
  • Submit a current high school transcript (official or unofficial)
  • Submit a 2024 application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • Submit an essay (see application for essay topic)
  • Completed applications must be received by February 5, 2024


Participating Regions

One local scholarship will be awarded per region and the regions will be broken down as follows:

  • Region 1: Lauderdale, Limestone, Madison, and Morgan Counties
  • Region 2: Colbert, Franklin, Lawrence, and Marion Counties
  • Region 3: Blount, Cullman, Fayette, Lamar, Walker, and Winston Counties
  • Region 4: Cherokee, Dekalb, Etowah, Jackson, and Marshall Counties
  • Region 5: Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, and Randolph Counties
  • Region 6: Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, and Talladega Counties



Learn more about what we do

If you have any questions, please reach out to [email protected].



Alicia Looney

Feb 23, 2021, 16:55 PM
We have grown significantly over the last few years but, throughout, we have somehow managed to maintain a family atmosphere. The employees truly care about each other on both a personal and professional level. It is a great feeling to be able to work with people and for a company that makes you feel appreciated, and places value on investing in you. The spirit of teamwork is unlike anywhere I've ever worked.
Title : Alicia Looney
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