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Lawrence “Bud” Ohlman Memorial Scholarship (Deadline: May 1, 2018)

Who Can Apply: Bud Ohlman was a hands-on grower in his family business, expanding the truck gardening operation to include greenhouses, bedding plant and flowering annuals production. He coached expansion projects even into his 70s. Bud’s work ethic was second to none, inspired by his God, his family and the industry. His scholarship goes to […]

Harold Bettinger Scholarship (Deadline: May 1, 2018)

Who Can Apply: Harold Bettinger was a partner in Bettinger Farms of Swanton, Ohio. In the mid-’50s, he was one of the first progressive growers to convert his bedding plant production from wooden to plastic flats. Bettinger Farms now grows greenhouse and field vegetables. The Bettinger Scholarship is intended for horticulture students, sophomore through graduate […]

Jacob And Rita Van Namen Marketing Scholarship (Deadline: May 1, 2018)

Who Can Apply: The Jacob and Rita Van Namen Marketing Scholarship was established January 1997. Jacob Van Namen is a true entrepreneur who built a multimillion-dollar business in wholesale floriculture. This award is intended to develop knowledgeable, creative individuals who will improve the floriculture industry. The Van Namen Scholarship requires students to have a career […]

Edward Tuinier Memorial Scholarship (Deadline: May 1, 2018)

Who Can Apply: Ed Tuinier, owner of Post Gardens, loved the greenhouse business, building his firm to one of the top 50 U.S. companies and inspiring his children, all of whom work in one of the two Post Gardens locations. A graduate of Michigan State University, Ed was a major benefactor of the MSU horticulture […]

John L. Tomasovic, Sr. Scholarship (Deadline: May 1, 2018)

Who Can Apply: John Tomasovic, past president of BPFI, has grown his family business, Tomasovic Greenhouses and Nursery, Inc., in St. Louis, which includes a greenhouse from the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair. They produce bedding plants, along with nursery stock, mums, poinsettias, and bulbs. The Tomasovic scholarship offers special consideration for sophomore, junior or […]

Mike And Flo Novovesky Scholarship (Deadline: May 1, 2018)

Who Can Apply: Mike and Flo Novovesky have enjoyed more than 30 years of active participation in the floriculture industry. The Novoveskys know first hand the hardships a young couple must overcome when balancing a career and a family. Their scholarship fund aims to help young married students who are working to put themselves through […]

Markham-Colegrave International Scholarship (Deadline: May 1, 2018)

Who Can Apply: Ed Markham was an international horticulturist. He began a career in horticulture sales after graduating from the Horticulture Department at Cornell University in 1942. Ed’s interest in providing scholarship funds to study marketing through international travel stemmed from his first trip abroad in the early 1960s. The Markham-Colegrave International Scholarship operates in […]

LIFGA Scholarship (Deadline: May 1, 2018)

Who Can Apply: The LIFGA scholarship was established in 2010. LIFGA members represent growers and retailers promoting research, education and sales of ornamentals in the local market. The LIFGA scholarship is intended for students in the Long Island/New York area studying ornamental horticulture at a community college or a four-year institution. Submission: Complete either the […]

Earl Dedman Memorial Scholarship (Deadline: May 1, 2018)

Who Can Apply: Earl Dedman owned and operated Mountainview Greenhouses in Woodinville, Wash., and was a former president of BPFI. In addition to his participation with BPFI and BPI, Earl was involved with the Montana State Flower Growers, the Puget Sound Flower Growers and the Washington Floricultural Association. Educated in rural Montana in a one […]

The National Greenhouse Manufactures Association Scholarship (Deadline: May 1, 2018)

Who Can Apply: NGMA is a professional trade organization for the manufacturers and suppliers of greenhouses and greenhouse components built to codes designed for a grower’s needs. The National Greenhouse Manufactures Association Scholarship targets students majoring in horticulture and bioengineering or the equivalent and are at least a junior at an accredited four-year college maintaining […]