Victor, New York (August 22, 2019) – Sage Drohan has been named winner of the 2019 American Floral Endowment (AFE) “BioWorks IPM/Sustainable Practices Scholarship.” The scholarship award is $1,200 this year and is intended for sophomore, junior or senior students pursuing a career in floriculture. Students are evaluated on sound academic performance with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference is given to those interested in furthering the use of integrated pest management (IPM) or sustainable practices.

Drohan is a junior at Orange Coast College majoring in Landscape Architecture with a focus toward sustainable design and horticulture. In 2016 Drohan started her own business, Sage Succulents and Cacti. “I want to expand my company by providing drought tolerant landscaping services to both residential and commercial clients,” said Drohan. She plans to join the Peace Corps following graduation to continue informing people about sustainability. “As a Peace Corps volunteer it would be my goal to educate others about the importance, empowerment and wealth associated with sustainably responsible horticulture and landscaping practices.”

BioWorks congratulates Ms. Drohan and wishes her the best of luck in her career.