Angela Magdaleno, a student at California Polytechnic State University, is this year's recipient of the American Floral Endowment: BioWorks IPM/Sustainable Practices Scholarship.
The scholarship is intended for students pursuing a career in floriculture, and while not mandatory, it is strongly desired that the student be interested in furthering the use of integrated pest management or sustainable practices. Students were evaluated on the basis of sound academic performance and a grade point average of 3.0 or better.
"I ultimately plan to own my own retail nursery but would also like to teach horticulture at both the high school and college level," Magdaleno said. She has also started to fulfill requirements toward her pest control adviser license.
This is the second year BioWorks has offered this scholarship in conjunction with AFE, and the company plans to continue to support education in the industry through these efforts. For more information on the American Floral Endowment, visit the organization's website . And for more information on BioWorks, visit BioWorks' website .