Each year, the San Diego County Flower & Plant Association awards scholarships to qualified students in order to promote the long-term development and success of the horticulture industry.

The Marilu Johnson Memorial Scholarship is awarded to deserving students whose pursuit in horticulture will benefit the nursery industry as a whole. Additionally, the René van Rems Scholarship is presented to students focusing their studies in floral design.

Marilu Johnson Scholarship Fund

In 2001, the name of our scholarship fund was dedicated to Marilu Johnson to now be named the Marilu Johnson Scholarship Fund.  To read why we honor Marilu Johnson with our scholarship fund, Click Here.

René van Rems Scholarship

In 2019 the San Diego County Flower & Plant Association added this scholarship to encourage young people to plan for a career in floral design. Throughout his career of 40+ years, Rene has been an avid supporter of the floral industry on a regional, national and international level. Recognized as an expert in his field, he is known to be generous in volunteering his time and expertise for the benefit of the industry and for various non-profit organizations.