Scholarships and Donations
For almost 15 years, The African Violet Society of America (AVSA) has offered a college scholarship program for students—undergraduate and graduate—who are studying ornamental horticulture, floriculture, plant genetics, botany, or an equivalent program in an accredited college or university. The award is funded through annual investment income from the Boyce Edens Research Fund. Dependent upon funds available from financial market activity at the time, one or possibly two students are selected annually. The award is generally offered for one academic year—two long semesters—at a time. Awardees are invited to apply in successive years but will be in competition with new applicants.
Prior to application, students must have completed a minimum of 24 semester or quarter hour credits, while maintaining at least a “B” average. Awards are based upon “merit.”
The application form is available below or inside the January issue of The African Violet Magazine, or from student request through the AVSA office. The completed form shall be submitted, along with an official transcript and two professor recommendations, to the Scholarship Selection Committee by March 1, 2015 for the 2015-2016 academic school year.
AVSA remains dedicated to the recognition and advancement of horticultural and related study at the college level.