The 2017 Floral Design Institute Scholarship

LATEST UPDATE:  We had 13 total applications received for this scholarship.  After board review, this was narrowed down to three, Joseph Barnes, Scott Jackson, and Bill McPhail.  At the board meeting on Friday Aug. 11th, the vote came up at which time Bill McPhail left the meeting and did not cast a vote.  The board vote was to award the scholarship to Bill McPhail.

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Bill McPhail

Submit Your Entry for a $1,000 Scholarship from the Floral Design Institute

The North Carolina State Florist Association has received a $1000 scholarship from the Floral Design Institute. NCSFA will award the scholarship to one lucky individual at this year’s convention in Asheville, NC on the dates of August 11th, 12th and 13th. Any member of the NCSFA may apply to win. The Board of Directors and the Executive Board will read the entries to determine the winner at the board meeting in Asheville.


The scholarship must be awarded within the calendar year of 2017 and the recipient must register and complete their training within the 12-month period following the date of the award. Once awarded, the scholarship may not be transferred.

The scholarship may be used for any class or classes offered by the Floral Design Institute. This includes all of our certification programs, advanced workshops and business seminars. It includes both our classroom programs and online classes. Scholarship winners will have a wide range of classes to choose from, appropriate for the beginning designer, the experienced designer and the advanced designer.

The scholarship may not be used for the purchase of floral supplies, DVDs, tools, or books.

There is no cash value to the scholarship and there will be no cash refunds.

If the $1,000 value of the scholarship is more than the cost of the class chosen, then the winner may select an additional class or classes up to the amount of the scholarship.

If the tuition of the class exceeds the $1,000 value of the scholarship, then the winner or your organization will pay the difference between the cost of the class and the amount of the scholarship.

FDI does not guarantee that space will be available in a chosen class. We recommend that the winner make decisions and select classes as far in advance as possible.

Fill out the entry form below to enter. DEADLINE TO ENTER IS AUGUST 7 @ 11:59 PM

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