AFE Floral Design Grants Offer Scholarships to Floral Design Students

November 12, 2021 American Floral Endowment

Established to honor James and Helen Phillip by their daughter Lee Phillip Bell, the Grant provides scholarship assistance to students enrolled in floral design programs.  Initially funded in 2008, the program leaves a legacy honoring The Phillips that supports the education of students and intends to create a pool of trained workers to fill positions in retail flower shops. 

Monterey Mushrooms Awards 94 Academic Scholarships to Employees’ Children

October 15, 2021 Monterey Mushrooms

Monterey Mushrooms presented 94 children of its employees with $254,678 in scholarship awards for the 2021-22 academic year. 

One Million Dollars in Grants and Scholarships Keep Young Farmers on the Land through Niman Ranch Next Generation Foundation

October 1, 2021 Niman Ranch

This year, the Niman Ranch Next Generation Foundation, the philanthropic arm of sustainable and humane meat leader Niman Ranch, awarded over $170,000 in scholarships and grants to 39 young farmers and future rural leaders from nine states. With this most recent round of giving, the Foundation has distributed over one million dollars through 363 scholarships and grants since 2006 when the program was started. Recipients use these funds to defray the cost of higher education or invest in getting started on the farm, helping more young farmers stay on the land and support their rural communities.

Paul Ecke, Jr. & Altman Family Scholarship Recipients – Flourishing Industry Prodigies

With technology, sustainability, and possibilities on the brain, all three students are aiming high for the floral future with hopes to give back to the industry through their career endeavors. They cite the American Floral Endowment’s Altman & Ecke Scholarships affording them the time and funds to pursue precise projects, ease the financial burden of their education, and expand their work.

California Table Grape Growers Award Scholarships

California’s table grape growers recently awarded scholarships to seven students in grape growing regions of the state. All recipients will be attending California universities or community colleges.