The Dr. P. Allen Hammer scholarship fund was founded in 2016, named after Dr. P. Allen Hammer in acknowledgement for the contributions Dr. Hammer has made to the floriculture industry throughout his career as a university professor at Purdue University as well as his decade of service supporting the Dümmen Orange organization as a technical specialist. The scholarship fund is intended to extend Dr. Hammer’s legacy by supporting the next generation of floriculture students towards the completion of their horticulture-related academic pursuits.
This $5,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to one student studying horticulture or floriculture. Candidates must demonstrate accomplishments in horticulture in one of the following areas: academic achievement, community involvement, or leadership. The recipient of the Dr. P. Allen Hammer Scholarship will be announced at Cultivate in July. Applications are due annually on June 15.
The Dr. P. Allen Hammer scholarship is intended for applicants who are:
- Entering their sophomore through senior year in the upcoming fall semester;
- Pursuing a degree in the floriculture/horticulture field;
- Enrolled in an accredited education institution in the US or Canada; and
- Have a minimum 3.0 grade point average.