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. 

Looking for scholarships in Alabama that’s right for you? Our local scholarship options are now open for the 2023 academic year.

The deadline to Apply is March 17, 2023. Winners will be announced April 2023.


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.

This scholarship will be awarded to six applicants. Each of the six recipients 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 to one applicant 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 2023 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 2023 application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted
  • Submit an essay (see application for essay topic)
  • Completed applications must be received by March 17, 2023


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


Apply Now!

Choose the local scholarship option that’s right for you! The road to a brighter future starts here.

Young Roots Scholarship     Cultivating Leaders Scholarship

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



Melissa Dillard

Feb 1, 2023, 13:20 PM
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