Applications are available online and must be submitted by the deadline of June 1.
Educational grants help fund programs that are wide-reaching educational endeavors that solve industry needs and challenges and focus on attracting young people to the industry.
Last year, the Endowment funded nearly $40,000 in educational grants.
Examples of programs funded through AFE educational grants:
- e-GRO Alert and Webinars, an electronic newsletter from floriculture university extension specialists who focus on providing greenhouse production and diagnostic information to growers.
- The National Floriculture Forum, which unites professors, extension specialists, graduate students, scientists and other industry leaders for a multi-day collaborative meeting that addresses important floriculture issues.
- National Industry Convention or Event Programs, collaborating with organizations and associations including the Society of American Florists, AmericanHort and AIFD by sponsoring programs or hosting fundraising or networking events.
- Seed Your Future, a national movement created to attract more talented young people to careers in horticulture and change the public perception of horticulture.
To apply online by the June 1 deadline, visit endowment.org/grants.