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AFOA Scholarship Program


Advancing the Next Generation

Recognizing the rising costs of higher education, the AFOA has taken a proactive step to support our members and the next generation in pursuing a higher education.  The AFOA Scholarship Program aims to alleviate some of the financial burden associated with tuition expenses.

Designed to assist both AFOA members and their children, the scholarship program is open to any legal dependent of an individual who is employed by a dues-paying AFOA member company in good standing.

In 2024, up to five scholarships will be awarded to deserving students in the amount of $1,000.

Criteria for Scholarship

Academic Achievement + Essay

Academic Achievement — Minimum 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale

Essay — All applicants must submit a 500-word essay (typed, double-spaced).  Any essay significantly longer than two double-spaced pages will not be accepted.  Essay should include personal statements:  thoughtful, focused insightful of applicant’s character, strengths, and educational goals.  Applicants are also encouraged to include work experience and extracurricular activities/leadership/service projects/involvement.

How to Apply

  • Complete application form with all supporting documentation should be submitted via email to afoa@fatsandoils.org.  If email is not an option, please submit by mailing to AFOA Headquarters at PO Box 11035, Columbia, SC 29211. Mailed applications must be submitted with no staples, page protectors, tabs, binders, brochures, books, notebooks, etc. Each page of the application should be an 8 ½ X 11 piece of paper (one-sided). Please keep a copy of the complete application for your records. Please submit complete application and all supporting materials as one PDF file by April 15, 2024.

Each application packet must include the following:

  • Completed application form.
  • Copy of the applicant’s high school, trade school or college transcript
  • 500-word essay (typed, double spaced)
  • Documentation indicating acceptance into a college, university, or trade school program where the student will be enrolling/is already enrolled.


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