The Great Lakes Floral Association Scholarships awarded will be up to $1000. The scholarship may be used for the Certified Florist program, or to attend a professional education center workshop or the Great Lakes Floral & Event Expo. Any funds not used in the time frame will be rolled back into the GLFA general scholarship fund. The scholarship will be issued in the form of a credit voucher. Applicants are chosen on the basis of their individual motivation toward a floriculture career path. Scholarship recipients are eligible to apply for another scholarship 12 months after their current scholarship has expired.
The Silent Auction – held each year at the GLFEE – is our main source of fundraising for the scholarship program. Please consider starting your support of this beneficial program by making a list of items to donate to our auction. In the past, we have had a great variety of materials: jewelry, hand- made bags, shawls, photographs, home décor, one-of-a-kind art pieces, weekend golf and concert packages, pottery, glass- ware, permanent botanicals, books, baskets. Download a Silent Auction donation form. (PDF)
Thank you to all of our past donors, and please give this coming year so we can continue to give scholarships. Please share this information with florists who might not belong to the GLFA; show them one of the many member benefits of our association. Where else can you or your employees, as members of GLFA, get free dollars to further floral abilities and bring benefits back to your shop and make more money? Encourage your staff to apply!
Applicants must be employed and working in the floriculture industry or show proof of enrollment in a course of study directly related to the retail floriculture industry. Applicants must have clearly defined career goals that relate to the industry’s course of study.
Announcement of Award
Letters are mailed to the winners the first week in September. Scholarship winners will be published in the The Professional Florist. The scholarship grant will go directly to the GLFA office in the applicant’s name.