American Floral Endowment Awards Nearly $40,000 In Scholarships

American Floral EndowmentEighteen students have been awarded competitive scholarships from the American Floral Endowment (AFE) totaling almost $40,000.

“AFE scholarships provide financial assistance to students as they equip themselves with the education and experience that will help them become industry leaders” says AFE Education Committee Chairman Dwight Larimer. “Thanks to the generosity of donors, AFE is able to distribute more than 20 scholarships a year to competitive and deserving students.”

AFE awards scholarships annually, and applications are due May 1 of each year.

This year’s winners are:

  • Miwa Ishisaka, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona: American Florists’ Exchange Scholarship ($2,400)
  • Kristin Potter, University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Julio and Sarah Armellini Scholarship ($2,200)
  • William English, University of Georgia: Ball Horticultural Company Scholarship ($900)
  • Amy Miller, The Ohio State University: Harold Bettinger Scholarship ($2,000) and the Jacob and Rita Van Namen Marketing Scholarship ($1,100)
  • Joshua Henry, The Ohio State University: BioWorks IPM/Sustainable Practices Scholarship ($1,200) and James K. Rathmell, Jr. Memorial Scholarship for Horticultural Work/Study Abroad ($3,300)
  • Joshua Pecukonis, Montana State University: James Bridenbaugh Memorial Scholarship ($500) and the Earl Dedman Memorial Scholarship ($2,000)
  • Emily Lloyd, University of Hawaii at Manoa: John Carew Memorial Scholarship ($2,000)
  • Jessica Monte, Montana State University: Carlson-Johnson Scholarship for Nontraditional Students ($1,100)
  • David Harris, Cornell University: Long Island Flower Growers Association (LIFGA) Scholarship ($1,400)
  • Victoria Turbyfill, University of Florida: Markham-Colegrave International Scholarship ($4,500)
  • Leslie Judd, North Carolina State University: Richard T. Meister Scholarship ($4,000)
  • Anna Ribbeck, Louisiana State University: National Greenhouse Manufacturers Association (NGMA) Scholarship ($600)
  • Ryan Dickson, University of Flordia: Mike and Flo Novovesky Scholarship ($1,400)
  • James Rockwell, Virginia Tech: Lawrence “Bud” Ohlman Memorial Scholarship ($500)
  • Raymond Jacobs, North Carolina State University: Seed Companies Scholarship ($2,500)
  • Brittany Spezzano, University of Vermont: John L. Tomasovic, Sr. Scholarship ($900)
  • Brian Gayheart and Keren Terry, Michigan State University: Edward Tuinier Memorial Scholarship ($4,600 split between two students)

Source: American Floral Endowment



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