AUBURN, Ala.—Auburn University and the Alabama Farmers Cooperative (AFC) recently announced the formation of a scholarship program for beginning freshmen who would like an opportunity to work in the co-op system after graduation.
Under the program, three new four-year scholarships will be offered each year. The scholarships will pay full tuition and fees, with an approximate value of $20,000 per student over the four-year period. The students will be required to maintain a three point GPA on Auburn University's four point scale, to remain eligible.
The applicants must already possess a letter of acceptance for admission to Auburn University and plan to be employed in AFC's management trainee program upon graduation for a period of two years. They will be nominated by the local member cooperatives (maximum of one per cooperative per year) with the final three selections made by a committee of College of Agriculture professors and staff at Auburn University.
Luther Waters, Jr., dean of the College of Agriculture, stated that the scholarship program is one that adds many opportunities to the recipients. "We are thankful that the Alabama Farmers Cooperative is providing these scholarships to our students," Waters said. "AFC has been active with the College of Agriculture and we appreciate their continued support."
For more information and application forms, contact your local Alabama Farmers Cooperative.
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