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Florida State Florist Association Embraces Education

Each year , two outstanding scholarships are awarded during the Annual Convention. This year, Scholarships and Mentorships will be awarded on Sunday, June 10th, 2018 during the President's Dinner.  Marriott Orlando Airport Lakeside. 7499 Augusta National Dr, Orlando, FL 32822

 We are pleased to announce the annual FSFA Jeanne Parsons Scholarship

and the Tom Butler Memorial Scholarship  


Additionally,  FSFA will also be awarding three Mentorships

This year, Deborah De La Flor, AIFD,  Ian Prosser AIFD and Robert Tucker AIFD have generously donated their time to mentor someone who is new to the industry or wishes to expand their knowledge. 


The scholarship / mentorship program is one of the greatest benefits of membership in FSFA. Simply click on the upcoming event below next to the Jeanne Parsons Scholarship event listing and submit your application by clicking the registration button.

Here's what former recipients have to say:  

 "My life was dazzled winning the Jeanne Parsons Scholarship, This scholarship afforded me the opportunity to attend the 2016 AIFD Southern Convention, make more industry friends, continue my education and ultimately contributing to my dream. Scholarships are available for our advantage, but we must apply. Scholarships made a difference in my career path providing the necessary monetary help which allowed me the opportunity to create a better future' - Andreia Muller CFD FSMD

 "The FSFA mentor experience was a great way for me to gain some insight and hands on experience in the floral industry. Bob Tucker AIFD was a remarkable mentor who challenged me to grasp design concepts and understand how I can be successful in the business world. I am thankful for this experience and gained a lot of knowledge on how to pursue my future aspirations" - Ashley Brant CFD

 "The scholarship and mentorship which I have been very fortunate to receive through the FSFA, has really launched my success in the floral industry. Between meeting very supportive and talented florists and receiving money for education, I have achieved what some florists spend an entire career building for themselves. I have developed lifetime friendships with my mentors and it is a huge comfort to know that I can always count on them for support in all aspects of the floral industry. Thanks to FSFA I am growing a successful floral business" - Kristina Metcalf CFD

Gale West FSMD - Scholarship Chair



Upcoming events

    • 08 Jun 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 11 Jun 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside 7499 Augusta National Drive, Orlando, Florida 32822
    • 123

    FSFA Meraki - Convention 2018 and Gateway to The America's Cup 2018 SCHEDULE.pdf

    (Click on the above link to view the entire schedule.)

    • 10 Jun 2018
    • Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside, 7499 Augusta National Dr, Orlando, FL 32822
    • 16

    Upon receiving confirmation email, please submit a brief letter via email to the Scholarship Committee ( 100 words or less ) telling us who you are, how long you have been in the floral industry, what inspires you and why you would like to receive a scholarship or mentorship. Send your emails to sunlighting@fsfanow.com
    Thank You! We look forward to meeting with you!

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