• Illinois State Florist Association Illinois Certified Professional Florist

    William J. McKinley AIFD, CFD, ICPF 2020 Educational Grant


    The ISFA/ICPF will be awarding a $300 grant at the ISFA Annual Floral Design Show. This is an annual grant we have been able to award and hope to continue to be able to award this educational grant in the future.

     This grant is only available to ICPF members in good standing (ISFA membership and ICPF dues current). It is application based. Funds may be used at educational opportunities such as: AIFD Symposium, ISFA hands-on classes, ISFA Annual Floral Design Show, ICPF Advanced classes, College courses and other recognized educational opportunities. The grant recipient will be announced at the ISFA Annual Floral Design Show. The grant must be used between March 13, 2020 and March 25, 2021. The grant recipient will be reimbursed after completion of class (must provide proof of completion).Failure to use the grant monies will disqualify the named recipient from consideration for other ICPF grants. You are not eligible to apply if you have been awarded this grant in the past five years. The committee’s decision will be final. All applications must be postmarked by March 5, 2020. Any questions please contact Ronda Hess at icpf_isfa@hotmail.com

    Please mail application to:

    Ronda Hess AIFD CFD ICPF

    ISFA ICPF Coordinator

    PO Box 475

    Hudson, IL


  • 2020 ICPF Grant Application


    Name ________________________________________________________________


    Mailing Address ________________________________________________________



    E-Mail ________________________________________________________________


    Day Phone Number ______________________________________________________


    Evening Phone Number ___________________________________________________


    Year Graduated ICPF _____________________________________________________


    Current Employer, City and State, Phone Number _______________________________



    Employed Full Time _________Part-Time __________ other _____________________


    What educational opportunity would you use the grant monies for?__________________



    Approximate cost _________________________________________________________


    Would there be additional expenses? i.e. Travel, Lodging, Meals; Approximate cost ________________________________________________________________________


    Please provide the following information on an attached separate sheet(s) of paper.


    I. Educational Experience (after High School) Please include any postsecondary education, AIFD Symposiums, ISFA Conferences, or other events pertinent to the Floriculture industry, and dates attended.


    II.Work Experience (last 10 years) Please include name of business, city and state where located, phone number and dates of employment.


    III.Personal Statement   Please provide a personal statement (300 words or less) commenting on your professional and educational experiences in the floral industry. Also, explain your future goals in the floral industry.


    Please include a current photograph of your self (will not be returned).

    Please attach all pages together and return by mail, post marked by March 6, 2019 to


    Ronda Hess AIFD, CFD, ICPF

    ISFA ICPF Coordinator  PO Box 475, Hudson, IL 61748


    Download a copy of the application here.

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