BioWorks’ AFE Scholarship
Since 2008 BioWorks has had the privilege of participating in the American Floral Endowment Scholarship Program by offering the “BioWorks IPM/Sustainable Practices Scholarship.” AFE, founded in 1961, is the leading non-for-profit 501© (3) funding source for floricultural/environmental horticulture research and educational programs in the United States. The endowment is supported by more than 1,000 companies and individuals throughout the industry, including BioWorks.
The BioWorks IPM/Sustainable Practices Scholarship is intended for sophomore, junior, or senior students pursuing a career in floriculture. Students are selected on the basis of their sound academic performance and a grade point average of 3.0 or better. While it is not mandatory, it is strongly desired that the student be interested in furthering the use of Integrated Pest Management ("IPM") or Sustainable practices and preference will be given in this area. BioWorks hopes to encourage young people to pursue a career in floriculture or horticulture and will support those pursuits with the scholarship.
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The application deadline for the scholarship is May 1st of each year. Students are evaluated and then the scholarship is awarded at the end of July/early August.
2012 – Stacey Haack
Miss Haack attends the University of California, Davis, majoring in Plant Sciences with a double emphasis in Plant Breeding and Genetics, and Crop Production. She has a special interest in plant pathology, flower breeding systems, the seed industry, and aspires to become certified as a Pest Control Advisor (PCA).
2011 and 2010 – Amy Hinkle
Miss Hinkle attends Penn State University majoring in Horticulture Science with a minor in Agribusiness Management. Her special interests are in Floriculture, Greenhouse Management and Retail Horticulture.
2009 Angela Magdaleno
2008 Lauren Lehrman
Miss Lehrmann attended Texas A&M University majoring in Landscape Architecture with a minor in Horticulture. Her special interest is in horticulture therapy. In the summer of 2008, Lehrmann interned for The Ground Crew LLC, a landscape architecture design firm in College Station. There she developed planting, irrigation, drainage and lighting plans. She also studied abroad in Germany. Lehrmann graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in May 2009.