MFA Scholarship Program

Since 2002, the MFA Scholarship Program has awarded more than $34,000 in scholarships. Every dollar given to this program is essential to our overall goal of continuing education. The scholarships can be used at our Great Lakes Floral Expo (GLFE), the MFA Professional Education Center, or to purchase materials to become a Certified Florist. The award winners have 18 months to use their scholarship, or the funds are rolled back into the MFA scholarship fund.

The Silent Auction – held each year at the GLFE – 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. Click here to download a Silent Auction donation form. (.pdf file)

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 MFA; show them one of the many member benefits of our association. Where else can you or your employees, as members of MFA, get free dollars to further floral abilities and bring benefits back to your shop and make more money? Encourage your staff to apply!

Eligibility Requirements

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 MFA office in the applicant’s name.

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