Funding Generations of Progress Through Research and Scholarships
All applications require a current e-mail address, as well as permanent and current address. Each student will receive an e-mail 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.
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 in August of each year.
Complete ONE application online. Don't wait until the last minute, the deadline is May 1 for all application components (online application, transcripts, two letters of recommendation).
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:
· On-Line Application Form
· Two letters of recommendation - preferably one from a teacher evaluating you as a student—and one from an employer evaluating you as a worker. Two recommendation forms are included at the end of the online application for you to print out. Please do not submit more than two letters.
· Transcripts from your most recent school. Transcripts do not need to be official. It is preferred that you submit transcripts via email as MS Word, jpeg or pdf files.
· Those interested in an international scholarship should send relevant documentation of travel plans and/or acceptance in a work/study program.
· SUBMIT ALL MATERIALS ON OR BEFORE MAY 1. Incomplete applications and applications posted online after May 1 will not be considered. Email is the preferred method for submitting transcripts and Letters of recommendation. Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Be pursuing a career that is in a HORTICULTURE-related field.
* 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 MS Word or PDF file to: email@example.com.
View a list of scholarships with descriptions offered through the AFE scholarship program.
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.
American Florists’ Exchange Scholarship
Julio and Sara Armellini Scholarship
Ball Horticultural Company Scholarship
Harold Bettinger Memorial Scholarship
BioWorks IPM/Sustainable Practices Scholarship
James Bridenbaugh Memorial Scholarship
John Carew Memorial Scholarship
Earl Dedman Memorial Scholarship
Fran Johnson Non-Traditional Scholarship
Long Island Flower Grower Association (LIFGA) Scholarship
Markham-Colgrave International Scholarship
Richard T. Meister Scholarship
The National Greenhouse Manufacturers Association (NGMA) Scholarship
Mike and Flo Novovesky Scholarship
Lawrence “Bud” Ohlman Memorial Scholarship
James K. Rathmell, Jr. Memorial Scholarship for Hort. Work/Study Abroad
Seed Companies Scholarship
John L. Tomasovic, Sr. Scholarship
Ed Tuinier Memorial Scholarship
Jacob Van Namen Marketing Scholarship
Vocational (Bettinger, Holden & Perry) Scholarship
Present Address at School:
Are you a citizen of the U.S?
If Another Country, please specify:
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 and 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, 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.
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 by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.