AFE Announces Two New 2018 Scholarships
by The American Floral Endowment
Posted: 2018-01-18 15:49:44 EST

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The American Floral Endowment (AFE) is pleased to announce that two new scholarships have been established, just in time for the 2018 scholarship application season!

These new scholarships join the 21 other scholarships awarded annually to promote and assist young professionals joining the floral and horticultural industries.

The application deadline for all AFE scholarships is May 1. Visit

Click on the links below to download the press release for each scholarship.

  • Long Island Flower Growers Association — Bob Gunther Memorial Scholarship 

    This scholarship was established in memory of the late Bob Gunther, owner of Gunther's Greenhouses & Florist in Oceanside, New York. 

    It is intended for students from Long Island and New York who are studying ornamental horticulture at a community college or four-year institution in New York. This includes floriculture, landscape maintenance, landscape design, turf and any other courses of study related to ornamental horticulture. 
  • CalFlowers Scholarship 

    Established by CalFlowers, this scholarship is forundergraduate students attending an accredited California college or university (first priority) or an undergraduate California resident attending an accredited college or university elsewhere in the U.S. (second priority). 

    Students applying for this scholarship do not need to be majoring in an agricultural program, but must demonstrate a commitment to seeking employment in the floriculture industry after graduation. A work history or a meaningful internship experience in floriculture is necessary if the applicant is not obtaining an agricultural degree. Students should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

About AFE 

The American Floral Endowment is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the floriculture and horticulture industry through funding research, educational grants and scholarships. Since 1961, more than $15 million has been funded in research and educational projects, and more than $2 million has been funded in scholarships and internships designed to attract and retain the future leaders of the industry. To learn more about AFE or make a tax-deductible contribution, visit

Source: The American Floral Endowment