History and Objective:
Earnings from a bequest by the late Colonel and Mrs. Walter E. Mosmiller, Jr. provide the main source of financial support for the Mosmiller Scholar Program.
Colonel Mosmiller, a past chairman of the Endowment and a former retail florist in Richmond, Virginia, demonstrated a strong, lifelong interest in professional training and encouraged young people to pursue careers in the floral industry. The Endowment established this program to honor the Mosmillers and express a meaningful extension of their industry dedication.
This Program began in 1975 to provide quality professional training for selected, motivated floriculture and environmental horticulture students. Business students planning careers in the floral industry became eligible in 1993 when the training focused on a retail/wholesale experience. Students receive paid training and a $2,000 scholarship upon successful completion. Those completing the program are known as Mosmiller Scholars.