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    ALEXANDRIA, VA – The American Floral Endowment (AFE) is now accepting educational grants for 2017-2018. Educational grant applications are available online and must be submitted by June 1.

    AFE 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. For 2016-2017, the Endowment funded nearly $40,000 in educational grants.

    Programs funded through AFE educational grants:

    Seed Your Future, a national movement created to attract more talented young people to careers in horticulture and change the public perception of horticulture.
    The National Floriculture Forum, which unites professors, extension specialists, graduate students, scientists and other industry leaders for a multi-day collaborative meeting.
    Floral Plant Giveaway As a Recruiting Tool: An Evaluation of the Impact on Student Perception of Horticulture, intending to increase student interest in plants and raise awareness of horticulture as a viable career option.
    Floriculture InfoSearch Engine and AFE Floriculture Library, a powerful search engine for convenient and comprehensive access to floriculture literature, videos and presentations.
    All requests are renewed on an annual basis with funding dependent on the amount of funds available at the time.

    To apply online by the June 1 deadline, visit

    The American Floral Endowment is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the floriculture and horticulture industry through funding research, educational grants and scholarships. Since 1961, more than $15 million has been funded in research and educational projects, and more than $1.5 million has been funded in scholarships and internships designed to attract and retain the future leaders of the industry. To learn more about AFE or make a tax-deductible contribution, visit

    Source: The American Floral Endowment

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