The LIFGA scholarship is intended for students in the Long Island/New York area studying ornamental horticulture at a community college or a four-year institution. To be eligible for the LIFGA Scholarship, applicants must: have a 2.0 GPA; and either be a citizen or resident of the United States or Canada, or be enrolled in an accredited educational institution in the United States or Canada. The LIFGA scholarship was established in 2010, and its members represent growers and retailers promoting research, education and sales of ornamentals in the local market.
Besides completing the online application, applicants must also submit two letters of recommendation (preferably one from a teacher and one from an employer), a resume and transcripts from their most recent school. The American Floral Endowment (AFE) is the trusted source and catalyst for floriculture advancement through funding of innovative research, scholarships, internships, and educational grants that best serve the dynamic needs and demographics of all industry sectors.