Scholarship Application Guidelines
The FSFA Jeanne Parsons Scholarship
In honor of Jeanne Parsons, long time member and supporter of FSFA.
The recipient of this award may attend the FSFA Mid- Season Summit, an FSFA approved school, SAF Annual Convention or an AIFD Symposium. The FSFA Jeanne Parsons Scholarship is valued up to $1500.
The FSFA William "Bill" Bobulinski Scholarship
In honor of William "Bill" Bobulinski, long time member and supporter of FSFA.
The recipient of this award may attend a class at Floriology Institute, Jacksonville, Florida. The FSFA William "Bill" Bobulinski is valued up to $1000.
The Deborah De La Flor AAF AIFD CFD PFCI Mentorship
For 30 years, Deborah has shared her passion for the floral industry with international audiences through design presentations, seminars, competitions and commentary. Deborah has said her childhood helped shape her career. She vividly remembers visiting her grandparents in Kentucky and feeling inspired by the verdant mountain landscape. She brought that love for natural beauty back to her home in South Florida, where, as a little girl, she planted flower seeds and tended a vegetable garden. In 1981, Deborah began working at Dolly’s Florist in Miami, where she met her husband, Gus. Two years later, Deborah was named the Greater Miami Designer of the Year and Florida State Designer of the Year. In 1986, she and Gus opened De La Flor Gardens in Cooper City, Florida. Through all of her personal successes, Deborah has remained a dedicated and available counselor to other industry members and she has become a speaker whose vast knowledge, down-to-earth demeanor and infectious enthusiasm have made her a sought-after presenter for floral industry events. Among dozens of honors, Deborah was inducted into the American Institute of Floral Designers in 1996 and into SAF’s Professional Floral Communicators-International in 2006. In 2000, she won First Runner-Up at FTD’s Americas Cup final in Atlanta. The same year, she won the FTD First Annual Great Masters Design Competition. Deborah represented the United States at the Interflora World Cup in Melbourne, Australia in 2004, and she served as a judge for the 2015 competition in Berlin, Germany.
The Bob Tucker AIFD CFD CFEJ FSMD Mentorship
For the Fifth year in a row, Bob is opening his store and design center to a designer wanting to learn more about design, wedding and event planning and better business practices. Bob began their business in 2004 as a small "mom and pop" and quickly rose in the industry. Bob's investment in education gained him recognition within the floral industry and catapulted him into a thriving mainstay and wedding/event planning business. Bob has been awarded the "Innovative Business of the Year" by the Sumter Chamber of Commerce and The "Small Business of the Year" by the Leesburg Chamber of Commerce. Bob is an award winning and celebrated floral designer. He is a former FSFA Designer of the Year and two time winner of the Bloomnet Florist Design Competition. Most recently, he was named First Runner Up at the SAF's Sylvia Cup Competition in September of 2019.
Ian Prosser AIFD CFD PFCI Mentorship
Ian began his over 40-year successful floral career with three little shops in Glasgow, Scotland. His long list of accolades and achievements include becoming the youngest person to receive the honor of "Floral Designer of the Year" for all of Scotland and earning the “National Diploma of the Society of Floristry”, the highest European honor in floral design. As a worldwide leader in the floral industry, Ian is a committed mentor to young designers. He still takes on each event personally with the utmost creativity and care, making him one of the most sought-after floral designers in the world. In 1989, Ian opened Botanica International to serve the greater Tampa Bay area and now, the expanded Botanica International Design & Décor Studio designs events across the world. His luxury wedding and events design division for über creative events - Ian Prosser Productions - was created in 2012, and is redefining beauty by bringing your indescribable visions to life.
Andie Muller AIFD CFD FSMD Mentorship