American Floral Endowment
Three types of awards are available. The three-month experience includes a $1,500 grant. The four-month experience includes a $3,000 grant. The six-month experience includes a $6,000 grant. Each recipient also receives a paid internship from his/her employer which must be equal to no less than minimum wage.
Up to 10 awards offered annually.
Internship training must take place while the student is an undergraduate, unless he/she plans to enroll in a graduate program. In such instances, students may take training immediately following graduation. Internships must be started within 12 months of the application date and completed prior to graduation. Training may be conducted in a production greenhouse, nursery or botanical garden away from home/school (commercial locations preferred) at a United States facility (Canadian and other foreign locations considered). Transportation costs to and from the location are the student's responsibility ($500 of the internship award is available in advance for travel and relocation). Students in the Ball Program 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. Reports will be shared with the board, employer and used for program promotion. The student must also secure permission to interrupt his/her studies for the length of the training period when required by the university.
Applications are available online from the American Floral Endowment (AFE). The student must apply through his/her floricultural or business faculty member. In addition to the completed application, ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.