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    Paul Ecke, Jr. Scholarship

    Offered by American Floral Endowment

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Nov 7, 2023
    1 award worth

    $5,000

    Grade level

    College & Graduate Students

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    February 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    The Paul Ecke, Jr. Scholarship, established to celebrate the life and work of a visionary who revolutionized the floriculture industry, annually awards a $5,000 award to a post-secondary student pursuing a degree in horticulture or a related field. The recipient will receive the scholarship for two years, as long as they maintain eligibility and submit yearly updates.

    Paul Ecke, Jr., whom the scholarship was named for, was passionate about the future of floriculture and believed that innovative research and education were key to its success. This scholarship recognizes the importance of creative scientists and educators in leading the floral industry into the future. If you want to be a part of the future of the floral industry and lead it forward, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

    About American Floral Endowment

    The American Floral Endowment (AFE) is an independent nonprofit organization that funds research and scholarships in floriculture and environmental horticulture for the benefit of growers, wholesalers, retailers, allied industry organizations and the general public.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    College & Graduate Students

    Citizenship

    U.S. Citizens, Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, Other

    Academic Interest

    Agriculture, Horticulture/Floriculture, Entomology, Economics

    Application information

    In addition to the below application materials, applicants must submit a color photo of themselves.

    Essay

    3-minute video

    Academic transcript

    Letter of Recommendation

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Is this scholarship designated for full-time or part-time students?

    This scholarship is designated for full-time enrollment status only.

    Is this scholarship open to international students?

    Yes, this scholarship is open to U.S. Citizens, Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents and international students.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact American Floral Endowment at [email protected].

    Is this scholarship renewable?

    Yes, the Paul Ecke, Jr. Scholarship is renewable.

    Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

    For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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