Applications are now being accepted for 24 different scholarships through the American Floral Endowment (AFE)., junior, senior and graduate students studying floriculture and horticulture must submit their applications online by the May 1 deadline.
Scholarships range from $500 to $6,000.
In 2019, the Endowment awarded more than $42,300 in scholarships.
“AFE strives to support the next generation of industry members in any way we can. One of the ways we do this is through awarding scholarships to help ease their financial burdens,” said Greg Royer, Chairman of Royers Flowers & Gifts and AFE Education Committee Chair.
More than 24 scholarships are awarded to assist students in pursuing a career in horticulture or floriculture. Scholarships are available for students interested in:
- Floral Design
- Greenhouse Production
- Ornamental Horticulture
- Integrated Pest Management
- Floriculture Research/Education
- And more!
Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted by May 1.
To apply online and read about AFE’s 2019 scholarship recipients, visit endowment.org
The American Floral Endowment is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the floriculture and horticulture industry through funding research, educational grants and scholarships. Since 1961, more than $16 million has been funded in research and educational projects, and more than $3 million has been funded in scholarships and internships designed to attract and retain the future leaders of the industry. To learn more about AFE or how you can support floriculture programs, visit www.endowment.org.If you would like more information about this please contact AFE.
American Floral Endowment
1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 201
Alexandria, VA firstname.lastname@example.org | www.endowment.org
Phone: (703) 838-5211 | Fax: (703) 838-5212Contact: Debi Chedester
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The Smithsonian Gardens have multiple internship positions available in horticulture, greenhouse and interiorscapes production, orchid collections where interns will not only work with the orchids but assist in a massive virus testing effort currently being undertaken, and plant health specialist internship that will focus on integrated pest management, pest identification, and biological control implementation.
The deadline has been extended for the summer applications, to February 15th for online application submissions. Internships generally run for 8-12 weeks depending on the needs of the student. Internships usually begin in either May or June and weekly stipends are granted based on the needs of the student should they get accepted.
For more information including a list of all available internships and the online submission portal visit: https://gardens.si.edu/learn/internships/
The Maryland Nursery, Landscape, and Greenhouse Association announces the availability of several scholarships for college-aged horticulture students.
The MNLGA Ornamental Horticulture Scholarship will award three $5,000 scholarships for eligible students in ornamental horticulture and landscape programs.
Applications for this scholarship are due May 31st. Visit the MNLGA website, for more information.
KENT COUNTY MASTER GARDENER
69 TRANSPORTATION CIRCLE, DOVER, DE 19901
2019 KENT COUNTY MASTER GARDENER PLANT &
SOIL SCIENCE, HORTICULTURE SCHOLARSHIP
What: $1000 Scholarship for the 2019/2020 academic school year.
Who: The scholarship is open to anyone who has been a Kent County, Delaware
resident for at least two years prior to application date and is enrolled in or has been
accepted by an accredited college or university to study Plant & Soil Science or a
Horticulture related field.
Requirements: The applicant must have a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and include a short
essay of his or her education goals. Two letters of reference / recommendation from a
non-relative must also be included. One academic reference is preferred. The
applications will be judged on the GPA, the appropriateness of the field of study,
leadership activities, and community involvement.
* A personal interview may be requested at the discretion of the Scholarship
* The scholarship is paid directly to the college or university.
* Completed applications should be mailed to:
Kent County Master Gardener Scholarship Committee
Attn: Bill and Kirstey Murray
69 Transportation Circle
Dover, DE, 19901
* Contact: Kent County Cooperative Extension Office at (302) 730-4000 or Bill
Murray, Scholarship Chair at (302) 736-1515 for additional information.
Applications must be postmarked by Friday, April 26, 2019.
Cooperative Extension Education in Agriculture and Home Economics, University of Delaware, Delaware State University and the United States Department of Agriculture. Distributed in furtherance of Acts of Congress of May 8 and June 30, 1914. It is the policy of the Delaware Cooperative Extension System that no person shall be subject to
discrimination on the grounds of race, color, sex, disability, age, or national origin.
The Demetrios Agathangelides Scholarship
True Leaf Market is proud to support the agricultural sciences. Each year, we offer two $1000 scholarships to college students involved in the agricultural sciences. We encourage students in both graduate and undergraduate programs to apply for this scholarship, which will allow them to showcase the skills and knowledge they’ve learned in their agriculture-related field. We want applicants to demonstrate their knowledge with confidence while fulfilling the requirements for this scholarship. Overall, our aim is to encourage students to exercise what they have learned while bettering the world around them. We offer scholarships to students in these plant science related disciplines:
- Landscape Architecture
- All Other Plant Science related disciplines
Application deadline is July 31, 2019. For more information visit our website: True Leaf Market
The Parvis Family Summer Internship at the University of Delaware Botanic Gardens (UDBG) offers undergraduates, eager to learn about plants, the environment, their management, and horticulture, an opportunity to receive valuable hands-on learning experiences by working in the botanic gardens. The Parvis Family Summer Intern will work alongside UDBG horticulture staff and volunteers in all phases of public garden maintenance and development, receiving hands-on opportunities related to horticulture, public gardening and landscape design. The intern may also be involved in special projects such as accession records, garden inventories, plant signage, marketing, web site projects or photography. Training sessions, public educational programs, and field trips are also offered to help broaden the intern’s horticultural horizon.
The Lafferty Family Garden Internship Fund at UDBG offers an undergraduate student selected from applicants across the U.S. eager to learn about plants, the environment, their management, and horticulture. It is an opportunity to receive valuable hands-on learning experiences by working in the botanic. The Lafferty Family Garden Intern will work alongside UDBG horticulture staff and volunteers in all phases of public garden maintenance and development, receiving hands-on opportunities related to horticulture, public gardening and landscape design. The intern may also be involved in special projects such as accession records, garden inventories, plant signage, marketing, website projects, or photography. Training sessions, public educational programs, and field trips are also offered to help broaden the intern’s horticultural horizon.
Recipients of the endowed internships will receive unique opportunities to attend professional meetings, travel to nearby gardens or participate in special projects. Additionally, those who qualify, a housing assistance stipend of $1500 will be provided for those who qualify. Please contact Andrew Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-831-0909 if you have questions or wish to apply.
The Pennsylvania Heartland Unit of The Herb Society of America, a group dedicated to studying and actively sharing horticulture history and exploring herb use, is pleased to offer two scholarships this year. The Unit will be awarding two $1,500.00 scholarships. These scholarships will be awarded to two students active within the field of horticulture or a related study. They will be awarded to students living in the Heartland area, which includes: Berks, Montgomery, Chester, York, Schuylkill, Lancaster, Columbia, Lehigh and Lebanon counties. Applicants must be third or fourth year students in the study of horticulture or a related field.
The criteria for the scholarship are as follows:
- Full time student entering his/her sophomore, junior or senior year in horticulture or related fields which include agricultural sciences, botany, agronomy, environmental sciences and sustainability studies, consideration will also be given to a full time graduate student.
- Two references: one college advisor or professor, and one person of student’s choice. It is the applicant’s responsibility to send in the references with application.
- The most current official college transcript must be sent with the application. In lieu of available grades, Masters Students must provide proof of enrollment. If available most currant transcript from that program should be provided.
- Essay: Why did you choose the field of horticulture or related field and what do you plan to do with your education in the future?
- Applicants may reapply the following year.
All applications must be received by April 1, 2019.
Visit our Heartland Unit website at: www.PAHeartlandHSA.org
The Agricultural Sciences team at Walt Disney World in Orlando is looking for undergraduate college students and recent graduates who have received their Bachelors’ degree within 6 months of our internships’ start dates to participate in our fun and challenging six-month hands-on internship in several different agricultural and science education fields including Plant Science, Entomology, Biotechnology, and Aquaculture.
We are currently looking for students to fill internships for the Fall 2019 term (June 2019 – January 2020). Desired majors include but are not limited to: Ag. Communication, Ag. Education, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Agronomy, Aquaculture, Aquatic Biology, Biology, Biotechnology, Botany, Crop Science, Biological and Biosystems/Agricultural Engineering, Entomology, Environmental Horticulture, Fisheries, Food Science, Horticulture, Landscape Design, Marine Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Ornamental Horticulture, and Plant Science.
Check out this video that the Walt Disney Company created about one of our plant science interns, which features her love for agriculture and why she chose to do the internship. https://www.facebook.com/DisneyWorldCommunity/videos/2336870386546562/?t=74
Interested students should apply online, http://www.disneyinterns.com/science, and should attach their cover letter, resume and school transcript to their application. Click on “Enter Job Title or Keywords” then do a keyword search for “Agricultural Sciences” to view internship postings about the Plant Science, Entomology, Biotechnology, and Aquaculture internship positions along with many other science related internship openings. Selected students will be interviewed via phone to further discuss the internship.
If you have any questions with accessing the site, please email us directly at WDW.EPCOT.Science.Internship@disney.com.