Floristware Announces The James Lowe Symposium Scholarship

In honour of James Lowe, and with the blessing of his family, FloristWare is pleased to announce the James Lowe Symposium Scholarship: $2,500 in financial support to help a floral designer attend the AIFD Symposium.

Floristware Announces The James Lowe Symposium Scholarship

In the fall of 2018 the flower industry lost a beloved member when James L. Lowe, AIFD, CFD of Minot ND passed away far too young.

James was special – a talented designer, a generous volunteer, an inspiration to young men in his home town, but he never sought the spotlight. He always gave more than he took, and seemed to occupy just a little less room in the world than he could have.

It’s rare to meet someone who doesn’t have a story about him. AIFD rookies knew James as a dedicated volunteer that gave tirelessly to the organization. Countless new inductees have a story about James making them feel welcome, and encouraging them to participate as volunteers. His vendors recall him as an incredibly smart operator brimming with new ideas, and as a champion of his home North Dakota State Florists Association and annual convention.

James was passionate about many things, chief among them floral design and supporting industry organizations. He made this industry a better and more welcoming place for so many by generously volunteering his time to both AIFD and his home North Dakota State Florists Association.

He made this industry a better place. The goal of this award is to encourage others to follow his example.

“Those of us lucky enough to have known James will never forget him, or what he taught us about how to approach this industry. The goal of this award is to ensure that the next generation know his name and emulate the spirit with which he approached the flower business.”
Mark Anderson

With that in mind this scholarship is open to anyone who is…

1. Attending the 2019 AIFD Symposium
2. An active volunteer with AIFD.
3. An active volunteer with one other association (SAF, their state association, etc.).

The award will take the form of one Symposium Registration (valued at approximately $1,000) and $1,500 to help cover expenses – a total of approximately $2,500.

Mose details will be made available after Valentine's Day on a special page dedcated to the James Lowe Symposium Scholarship. You can dowhload the complete press release here.