BioWorks congratulates Alexander Schaller as the recipient of the American Floral Endowment “BioWorks IPM/Sustainable Practices Scholarship”. AFE awarded 17 students in 2016 with scholarships totaling more than $35,000.
Schaller is a senior at the University of Arizona in the Plant Sciences Department with a double major in sustainable plant systems and agriculture economics and management. He is interested in ornamental and floriculture crop breeding and crop physiology.
“After I receive an advanced degree, I will continue to find ways to improve methods, production, and distribution of goods in the field of floriculture,” Schaller says.
The BioWorks IPM/Sustainable Practices Scholarship is intended for sophomore, junior, or senior students pursuing a career in floriculture. Students are selected on the basis of sound academic performance and a GPA of 3.0 or higher. While not mandatory, it is strongly desired that the student be interested in furthering the use of integrated pest management (IPM) or sustainable practices.