Funding Available For Floral Design Programs
The American Floral Endowment is accepting applications for the James and Helen Phillip Floral Design Scholarship Fund. The application deadline is March 1, 2023.
Established to honor James and Helen Phillip by their daughter Lee Phillip Bell, the program provides funding through block grants to institutions to distribute to floral design students. 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.
Colleges and Universities that offer floral design certificates or degree programs are eligible for annual funding. In 2022, AFE awarded $38,500 to seven colleges and universities. Since the program's inception, more than $310,000 has been distributed in grants and scholarships to over 520 students. Institutions currently receiving grants include:
- Kishwaukee College (IL)
- Mississippi State University
- Texas A&M University
- The Ohio State University
- Bergen Community College (NJ)
- College of DuPage University (IL)
- Kansas State University
For more information or to apply for a block-grant to support student scholarships, visit https://endowment.org/james-helen-phillip-floral-design-grant/ and submit an application before the March 1 deadline. Please send all supporting documents to [email protected].