Richard T. Meister Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$4,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

May 1

Wednesday
Awarded By:

American Floral Endowment

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for international and U.S. students.
  2. Must be a citizen or resident of the U.S. or Canada OR be enrolled in an accredited educational institution in the U.S. or Canada.
  3. Must be a graduate student.
  4. Must be studying floriculture with an intent to pursue his/her career in the land-grant university system with interest in research, extension, or teaching.
  5. Must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher. Applicants with lower grade point averages may be considered if they have otherwise outstanding qualifications or extenuating circumstances.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is open to U.S. and Canadian graduate students in floriculture intending to pursue their career in the land-grant university system with interest in research, extension or teaching. Students must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

Application requirements for the Richard T. Meister Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • Transcript
Additional Information: Dick Meister built a family business in publishing for specialized growers in commercial horticulture. He is a strong supporter of the land-grant college system and through the years worked closely with many horticultural and floricultural leaders. This scholarship is dedicated to the outstanding accomplishments of those in university extension and especially to Will Carlson in floriculture. Each student who has won a scholarship will be sent a notification letter by U.S. mail. Scholarship decisions will be made by August of each year.

Award Amount: $4,000 annually, non-renewable. All scholarships are provided as cash awards with checks issued jointly in the name of the recipient and the college or institution he/she will be attending in the fall.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $4,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, May 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, May 1

Applications are available online on the American Floral Endowment (AFE) website. Students must submit the graduate application to apply for this award. Please note: The student may select up to six scholarship programs on the online application for which he/she wishes to apply. Applications with more than six scholarships selected will not be reviewed. Each application and support document must be written in English or include an English translation. A complete application consists of the following materials: a completed online application form, which includes a career goal statement; two letters of recommendation, preferably one from a teacher evaluating the applicant as a student and one from an employer evaluating him/her as a worker (recommendation forms included in the online application for printing); and transcripts from the applicant's most recent school (Microsoft Word, JPEG, and PDF files preferred). It is preferred that letters of recommendation and transcripts be submitted via email to the address provided. All application components must be submitted by the deadline date.
Contact: -
Address: 1601 Duke St. Alexandria, Virginia 22314

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