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The James and Helen Phillip Scholarship Fund

The James and Helen Phillip Scholarship Grant Fund was established to honor James and Helen Phillip by providing scholarship assistance to people in need who are interested in careers in the retail and floral design sectors of the floral industry. The Fund was established by a $500,000 donation by their daughter, Lee Phillip Bell, in 2008.  Ms. Bell passed away in 2020.

This AFE scholarship fund provides block grants to institutions to distribute to students primarily in the Great Lakes region, however they are also available to other institutions with established floral design programs. The gift is designed to achieve several goals. “This will go a long way toward helping people in need while creating a pool of trained workers to fill positions in retail flower shops,” said Bell’s nephew, Jim Phillip. “Because the principal will never be touched, this Fund will leave a perpetual legacy to honor Jim and Helen Phillip — giving back to an industry which they dearly loved.”

To be considered to receive a grant from this scholarship fund, please complete the Application Form by March 1 of each year. Applications will be reviewed and institutions will be notified in June/July if they have been selected.

Apply by March 1st

Use the form below to submit your application by the March 1st deadline each year.

The James and Helen Phillip Scholarship Fund

Section A: Information on Academic Institution

Address
Address
Address Line 1
Address Line 2
City
State/Province
Zip/Postal
Country
Mail address, if different
Mail address, if different
Address Line 1
Address Line 2
City
State/Province
Zip/Postal
Country
Contact person
Contact person
First
Last
Name of Degree or Certificate 1
please indicate years or semesters
please indicate years or semesters
please indicate years or semesters

Section B: Student Job Placement

Section C: Financial Need of Students

Please provide any information you can about the following costs of the program:
$
$
$
$
$
If chosen to award one or more of these scholarships, at the end of the school year with the recipients’ written permission you will be asked to provide the information on the form to assist us in monitoring the program. Kindly sign below to indicate that you understand that you will be required to complete and return the form, and that you will abide by the rules and expectations for distributing awards from The James and Helen Phillip Scholarship Fund. We have read the questions on this form and answered them truthfully and accurately to the best of our ability.
Applicant Name
Applicant Name
First
Last
Dean’s Name
Dean's Name
First
Last
initial
initial
mm/dd/yyyy
mm/dd/yyyy

Document Upload

Please use the embedded form below to upload your documents. Note: You will have to press submit to upload your documents (purple button), then press submit again to submit your complete application.

NOTE: 
You will have to press submit twice to submit your entire application – submit documents by pressing the purple submit button, and submit complete application by pressing the blue submit button. If you have any issues, please reach out to cmusgrove@afeendowment.org.