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Mosmiller Internship Program

Mosmiller Interns train at a leading retail, wholesale or allied trade operation for a period of 10-16 weeks, getting valuable on-the-job work experience.

History and Objective

Earnings from a bequest by the late Colonel and Mrs. Walter E. Mosmiller Jr. provide the main source of financial support for the Mosmiller Scholar Program.

Colonel Mosmiller, a past chairman of the Endowment and a former retail florist in Richmond, Va., demonstrated a strong, lifelong interest in professional training and encouraged young people to pursue careers in the floral industry. The Endowment established this program to honor the Mosmillers and express a meaningful extension of their industry dedication.

This Program began in 1975 to provide quality professional training for selected, motivated floriculture and environmental horticulture students. Business students planning careers in the floral industry became eligible in 1993 when the training focused on a retail/wholesale experience. Students receive paid training and a $2,000 scholarship upon successful completion. Those completing the program are known as Mosmiller Scholars.

Internship Overview

Please read the overview thoroughly prior to completing the online application form.

Accompanying Documents

The application packet requires the submission of the online application. However, prior to completing the application form, make sure you have prepared/gathered the following documents:

A Personal Statement

Official Transcripts 
Color Photo
Letter of Recommendation

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Deadline For Applications

March 1st and October 1st Each Year


Student Agrees:
  1. By submitting the application below, the student certifies all the information provided on the application is true and complete, and understands that any misstatement, falsification, or omission of information shall be grounds for rejection of the application or disqualification.
  2. The student agrees to mutually complete the Internship Goal Sheet with the placement employer.
  3. The student will be disqualified from the program for inappropriate behavior such as any physical or verbal altercations with the employer and/or employees, any illegal use of alcohol or drugs, or any other such behaviors.
  4. The student understands that if he/she does not complete the agreed time period, he/she will be disqualified from the program and might not receive the scholarship.
  5. The student agrees to acknowledge support for the Mosmiller Internship Program in any type of public relations, press releases, or other type of publicity concerning the internship.
  6. The student agrees to perform an exit interview with the employer prior to their last day of employment, as well as complete a brief report of the experience (minimum of 500 words) within thirty (30) days of completion. Upon receipt of written report and employer questionnaire, scholarship funds will be released.

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