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AFE Now Accepting Applications for $10,000 2015 Ecke Scholarship

AFE Now Accepting Applications for $10,000 2015 Ecke Scholarship

Paul Ecke Jr.

Paul Ecke Jr.


Are you a current or future graduate student with the skills and passion to become the next notable floriculture researcher or educator? If so, apply for the Paul Ecke Jr. M.S./Ph.D. Scholarship Program now through Feb. 1, 2015. Applications are available online.
The scholarship honors the late Paul Ecke Jr. of Encinitas, Calif., who made significant contributions to the floriculture industry and believed strongly in research and education. Ecke was concerned about the future of floriculture and recognized that innovative researchers and educators are necessary for the continued success of the industry.
2015 Ecke Craver

Joshua Craver
Purdue University
2014 Ecke Recipient


Applicants must be in the process of successfully completing either a B.S. or M.S. degree in horticulture or a related field, (e.g., agricultural engineering, entomology, agricultural marketing and economics, plant pathology, etc.) at a U.S. land-grant university and must have the intention of pursuing an M.S. or Ph.D. degree on a full-time basis.
Although two students were awarded Ecke scholarships in 2014, generally one student will receive the award of $5,000 for two consecutive years, provided they continue to meet requirements and submit an annual update.
2014 Paul Ecke Winner Emma Lookabaugh

Emma Lookabaugh North Carolina State University 2014 Ecke Recipient


“This scholarship motivates me more than ever to strive for excellence in my schooling and research, in the aims of ultimately giving back more to this industry I have become passionate about,” Joshua Craver, a 2014 Ecke recipient, said.
In addition to the application, the following documents must be submitted directly to AFE by the Feb. 1 deadline:

More information about the Paul Ecke Jr. Scholarship Program and how to apply is available online.