About the Scholarship

The American Floral Endowment accredits and sponsors Harold Bettinger Memorial Scholarship.

The foundation is a charitable 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.

Harold Bettinger Memorial Scholarship is intended for horticulture students, sophomore through graduate levels, who have a major or minor in business and/or marketing with the intent to apply their education to a horticulture-related career business.

How to apply for this scholarship?

  • Students are required to submit their current official transcripts to prove they are academically strong to receive the scholarship.

  • The understudies applying for this award must present a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application form that generates SAR and determine his/her family position to pay for their education.

  • Candidates must demonstrate their financial need while applying for this scholarship with all the necessary documents.

Scholarship Award Amount

  • This scholarship award amounts to $2000 annually which is non-renewable, All scholarships are provided as cash awards.

  • The total number of awards offered through this scholarship is limited to one candidate each academic year.


The applications are to be presented to the respective department on or before the end of May 01, 2020. Understudies are informed to present their grant application, and other requirements are to be submitted before the due date to avoid their application being rejected.

Eligibility Criteria

  • An applicant must be a citizen or resident of the U.S. or Canada OR be enrolled in an accredited educational institution in the U.S. or Canada.

  • A student must be a college sophomore, junior, or senior, or graduate student.

  • To be eligible for the scholarship, a candidate must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher. Applicants with lower grade point averages may be considered if they have outstanding qualifications or extenuating circumstances.

  • Must intend to apply his/her education to a horticulture-related career business.

  • Must major or minor in business and/or marketing and be a legally recognized citizen of the United States.

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