The American Floral Endowment (AFE) is now accepting applications for two scholarships available to graduate students who wish to further their floriculture education to become leading floriculture scientists and educators.
The Altman Family Scholarship was created by Ken and Deena Altman, who have supported numerous efforts to improve education and research for the industry. Ken and Deena established the Center for Applied Horticultural Research as an effort to help the industry. Ken has also been actively involved in AFE’s Education and Scholarship Committees for a decade.
The Paul Ecke, Jr. Scholarship honors the late Paul Ecke, Jr., the poinsettia innovator who made significant contributions to the floriculture industry and believed strongly in research and education. Paul was concerned about the future of floriculture and recognized that innovative
researchers and educators are necessary for the continued success of the industry.
One student will be selected for each scholarship. The application deadline is Feb. 1. For more information or to apply, visit www.endowment.org.