Funding Generations of Progress Through Research and Scholarships
All applications require a current email address, as well as a permanent and current address. Each student will receive an email receipt of application when their completed online application is received.
Please note AFE scholarships are intended for sophomore through graduate level college students pursuing degrees in floriculture and horticultural fields only.
Please read each scholarship description to determine if you qualify for the scholarship. Up to six scholarships may be selected. Applications with more than six scholarships selected will not be reviewed.
All scholarships are provided as cash awards, ranging from $300 to $4,000 with checks issued jointly in the name of the recipient and the college or institution he or she will be attending in the fall. Each student who has won a scholarship will be sent a notification letter by U.S. mail. Scholarship decisions will be made by August of each year.
Complete ONE application online. The deadline is May 1 for all application components (online application, transcripts, two letters of recommendation). Do not wait until the last minute.
All application fields must be completed. Use "(not applicable)" for any questions that do not apply to you.
Each application and support document must be written in English or include an English translation.
The following checklist will help you to prepare a complete application:
* Be pursuing a career that is in a field related to FLORICULTURE or HORTICULTURE.
* Be a CITIZEN OR RESIDENT OF THE U.S. OR CANADA, or be enrolled in an accredited educational institution in the U.S. or Canada.
* HAVE A MINIMUM 2.0 GRADE POINT AVERAGE to be considered for most scholarships. (Applicants with lower grade point averages may be considered if they have otherwise outstanding qualifications or extenuating circumstances.)
Write a clear and concise career goal statement. The statement of intent is one of the most important parts of your application. Some items you should include are your career aspirations, why you are interested in the floriculture industry and how you plan to contribute.
Show a passion for the industry through academics, employment and extra curricular activities.
When submitting transcripts or letters of recommendation please send them via email as a Microsoft Word or PDF file to: email@example.com.
View a list of scholarships with descriptions offered through the AFE scholarship program. Please note: AFE scholarships are intended for sophomore through graduate level college students pursuing degrees in floriculture and horticultural fields only. The following pages break down the scholarships by category: undergraduate, undergraduate and graduate, and graduate only.
After reviewing the list of scholarships offered, please select up to six scholarships you are eligible for. You may only select up to six. If more than six are selected, your application will be rejected.
These scholarships are available to ONLY undergraduate students. Please read complete scholarship descriptions for full eligibility requirements.
American Florists’ Exchange Scholarship
Julio and Sarah Armellini Scholarship
Ball Horticultural Company Scholarship
BioWorks IPM/Sustainable Practices Scholarship
James Bridenbaugh Memorial Scholarship
Carlson-Johnson Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students
Earl Dedman Memorial Scholarship
Long Island Flower Grower Association (LIFGA) Scholarship
Markham-Colegrave International Scholarship
Mike and Flo Novovesky Scholarship
John L. Tomasovic, Sr. Scholarship
Edward Tuinier Memorial Scholarship
Jacob and Rita Van Namen Marketing Scholarship
Vocational (Bettinger, Holden & Perry) Scholarship
These scholarships are available to BOTH undergraduates and graduate students. Please read complete scholarship descriptions for eligibility requirements.
Harold Bettinger Memorial Scholarship
The National Greenhouse Manufacturers Association (NGMA) Scholarship
Lawrence “Bud” Ohlman Memorial Scholarship
James K. Rathmell Jr. Memorial Scholarship for Hort. Work/Study Abroad
Seed Companies Scholarship
These scholarships are available to ONLY Graduate Students:
John Carew Memorial Scholarship
Richard T. Meister Scholarship
Present Address at School
Are you a citizen of the U.S?
If Another Country, please specify:
Are you a Graduate Student?
Year in college beginning next fall
School attending next fall
Anticipated graduation date
Degree for which you are studying
Crop focus & special interest area
Career goal (state briefly)
Cumulative Overall Grade Point Average
School You Now Attend
High School / Post-High School Attended
Dates of Attendance
High School / Post-High Attended #2
Dates of Attendance
Name/address of hometown newspaper for publicity purposes should you receive an AFE scholarship
List recent extracurricular activities, clubs and organizations to which you belong
List recent academic honors you’ve received
List experience you have had in the horticulture industry, giving names and addresses of businesses for which you have worked and length of employment
Are you presently employed? If so, give name and address of employer, hours worked per week, average weekly salary, length of employment and brief description of duties
Do you expect to work during the coming summer vacation? If so, give name and address of employer, hours worked per week, average weekly salary and brief description of duties
Rent / mortgage: $
Books and supplies: $
Auto Insurance: $
Medical Insurance: $
Other insurance: $
Other debts (specify) #1
Other debts (specify) #2
Social / entertainment: $
Miscellaneous expenses (utilities, gas, vehicle maintenance, etc.) - Fill out below
Total Expenses: $
All fields must be completed. If there is no income for a particular field, please enter 0.
Have you completed a Financial Aid Form/College Scholarship Services (FAF/CSS) application this year?
Full-time job: $
Part-time job: $
Aid from family: $
Government Aid: $
Loan #1 (specify): $
Loan #2 (specify): $
Scholarships #1 (name & amount): $
Scholarships #2 (name & amount): $
Aid from other sources (specify): $
Total Income: $
Please advise us of any additional financial circumstances that would help the scholarship review committee in evaluating your application.
TIE-BREAKER: The mission of AFE is to further the advancement of education and science in floriculture and environmental horticulture field. In a short paragraph (less than 100 words), give us your ideas of how AFE could continue to enhance its funding efforts to accomplish this mission
STATEMENT OF INTENT: This is the most important part of your application. In the area below, describe your career goals, along with academic, work-related, and/or life experiences that support those goals. Please keep this to under 150 words
How did you hear about AFE's Scholarships?
How did you hear about AFE's Scholarships?
Your application is not completed until you hit the submit button below.
In addition to the online application you must submit:
Incomplete applications and applications posted on-line after May 1 will not be considered. E-mail is the preferred method for submitting transcripts and letters of recommendation.
Send Copy To My Email
Please be sure to send your two letters of recommendation and your transcripts (PDF files) by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.