The Shinoda Foundation was established in 1964 under the auspices of the California State
Florists’ Association in memory of the late Joseph Shinoda, a highly regarded pioneer of that
state’s floral industry. The foundation’s purpose is to encourage educational opportunities for
young people interested in entering the industry. Incorporated as a separate entity in 1972, the
foundation has awarded scholarships valued at more than $847,250 to 684 undergraduate
floriculture students since 1965.
Information about applications for the Shinoda Foundation’s scholarships is sent each January
to horticulture and floriculture departments at universities across the nation. Applications are
available on the foundation’s website, www.shinodascholarship.org, and accepted from
January until March 30 each year.
Information about making contributions to the foundation or about its scholarship program can
be obtained from its website, www.shinodascholarship.org, or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.