Friday, January 11, 2013

AFE announces 3 New Scholarships

American Floral Endowment: News Release

The American Floral Endowment (AFE) is announcing three new scholarships that will begin in 2013!
With more than 20 different scholarships now available through AFE, floriculture and horticulture students are sure to find a scholarship that fits their area of study. Scholarships range from $500-$5,000 and are awarded annually. Applications must be submitted online and are due, along with supporting materials, no later than May 1 each year.
“AFE is extremely excited to have the opportunity to help more students become future floriculture leaders with these three new scholarships,” Dwight Larimer, the chair of AFE’s Education Committee, said. “These generous scholarships will be influential in helping aspiring industry members learn about all aspects of floriculture and horticulture.”
The American Florists’ Exchange Scholarship is offered to juniors or seniors majoring in agriculture with an emphasis on a future in floriculture.  
The Julio and Sarah Armellini Scholarship is offered to sophomore, junior or senior students interested in pursuing careers in the marketing or distribution of floral products. 
The Richard T. Meister Scholarship is offered to graduate students in floriculture intending to pursue a career in the land-grant university system with an interest in research, extension or teaching.  

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