AFE Ball, Mosmiller Intern Scholarship Applications Available

December 8, 2006 - 08:06

Applications and information regarding the American Floral Endowment’s (AFE) Ball and Mosmiller Intern Scholarship Programs are now available for eligible students looking to gain experience in greenhouse production, floral retail and wholesale, and allied trade fields.

These two intern scholarship programs help students gain hands-on, real-world experience in floriculture. The Vic & Margaret Ball Intern Scholarship Program, established in 1992 by Vic and Margaret Ball, specifically funds training at floriculture production greenhouses throughout the U.S. The Balls created this program to assure future students would have the ability to take advantage of practical greenhouse experience opportunities without financial worry.

The Mosmiller Intern Scholarship Program was established in 1975 to honor former AFE chairman and retail florists Colonel and Mrs. Walter E. Mosmiller, Jr. Funding from the Mosmiller program helps support students who participate in internships at a retail florist, wholesaler, or allied trade company.

To be considered for these scholarship opportunities, students must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen currently enrolled in a floriculture/environmental horticulture program at a 2- or 4-year college or university in the U.S.
  • Maintain a “C” or better GPA.
  • Complete the internship prior to graduation.

Both scholarship programs are awarded twice each year. Deadlines are March 1 and Oct. 1. To be eligible for the next round of scholarships, applications must be received in the AFE office on or before March 1, 2007. Applications can be downloaded from the AFE Web site www.endowment.org or by contacting the AFE office at (618) 692-0045.

AFE Unveils New Web Site

In other AFE news, horticulture and floriculture professionals who want to learn about the latest developments in cutting-edge research and education now have a new tool available with the recent launch of AFE redesigned Web site www.endowment.org.

AFE’s Web site upgrades have been two years in the making and have given the site a completely new layout. It is now more user-friendly and allows visitors to more easily navigate from page to page. One of the site’s additions is a page dedicated to links to floriculture research www.flora-links.org. The page is designed to help fellow industry members quickly locate scientific floriculture/horticulture research information.

AFE’s Web site still contains all of the important research reports and funding information industry members have come to rely on from AFE. All of the applications for scholarship and funding programs are also available for download. Check out the AFE Web site for the latest information that impacts your business, production and education.

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