Royal Poinciana Fiesta Scholarship

The following application is to be used for those female students wishing to apply for an academic scholarship to be used for college or educational needs.

The students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and wish to attend college in the following year. Those students who are chosen as Queen and Princesses for this year’s Poinciana Fiesta will receive a monetary award.

The Royal Poinciana Fiesta is the oldest running festival in South Florida, it is sponsored by the Tropical
Flowering Tree Society. Dr. David Fairchild originally introduced the royal poinciana to the United States. Planted at The Kampong, his property, in Coconut Grove, is the oldest poinciana in the United States and South Florida. The Fiesta was designed to celebrate the bloom of the tree.

Now the festival is used to educate people not only about the royal poinciana but other flowering trees as well. There have been over 77 Queens and courts in South Florida. This is an honor that is part of
South Florida history.

The Tropical Flowering Tree Society is dedicated to the promotion and preservation of tropical flowering trees. We are a non-profit group organized to promote, propagate and preserve tropical flowering trees. Our members include homeowners, students, nursery owners, scientists, agricultural agents, and many others.

Founded in early 1988 by a handful of Miami, Florida flowering tree
aficionados, the group expanded rapidly and is continuing to grow. While several thousand varieties of tropical and sub-tropical trees exist, a mere handful of these are presently available to the consumer and few are found in today’s urban landscape. We are working to change that!

We meet every second Monday of the month at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden at 7:30pm.

You and applicants are welcome to attend any meetings and are encouraged to attend our outreach projects in the community.

Applications and letters of recommendation should be sent to

The Tropical Flowering Tree Society Scholarship Committee

by TBA

lf you have any questions please call (305) xxx-xxxx

Applicants will be notified by letter when they have been chosen by the committee.

Click the link below to download the application for the scholarship:

Royal Poinciana Scholarship Application

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