American Floral Endowment
$2,000 annually, non-renewable. The recipient will receive the scholarship upon completion of the internship.
The number of awards varies annually. An average of six awards are offered each year.
Internships are for 10- to 16-week periods. Spring or fall internships are preferred for the most meaningful industry experience. Summer internships are allowed when the location can provide valuable experience. The employer pays interns during training, and upon successful completion of the program, the intern receives a cash grant. Training may be conducted in floral retail, wholesale and allied trade companies located in the United States and away from home/school and must begin within 12 months of the application date. Transportation costs to and from location are the student's responsibility ($500 of the internship award is available in advance for travel and relocation). Students must agree to and fulfill the responsibilities assigned by the employer for the internship time period and submit a 500-word report evaluating the experience within 30 days of completing the program. Students must also secure permission to interrupt studies for the length of the training period when required by the university.
Applications are available online from the American Floral Endowment (AFE). In addition to the completed application, the student must submit a one- to two-page personal statement explaining reasons ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.