Youth Page

There is a Youth Group on the AHS members only Portal. It is for youth members only. To participate, you must sign on to the Portal with your membership number and password. If you have any problem signing on, contact the Youth Chairperson. Although the group is monitored, parents are ultimately responsible for their youngster’s internet activities.


Christine Erin Stamile Youth Awards

Established in 1996, the Christine Erin Stamile Youth Award was initiated by Patrick and Grace Stamile to honor the memory of their daughter Christine. She was a Life Member of the AHS who once expressed the thought that a Life Membership gives, to its holder, daylilies for that person’s “whole life.” In keeping with this thought, the award presently funds one Life Membership in the AHS each year to a qualified AHS Youth Member.

The rules of eligibility and application are as follows: Applicant must be an AHS youth member and must have held AHS youth status for two consecutive years prior the year the application is being submitted. The applicant must grow and maintain a personal collection of daylilies; no minimum number of cultivars is required.

The applicant must submit the following material:
  1. An essay of any length, in the Youth Member’s own words, explaining how the collection began.
  2. A statement, in the Youth Member’s own words, telling of the personal enjoyment of growing daylilies.
  3. Ten photographs from the Youth Member’s own collection. These photographs must include:
    • one example of an individual bloom.
    • one example of a clump.
    • one example of a garden view which includes a part of the Youth Member’s collection.

The remaining photographs may be of the Youth Member’s own choosing. Instructions for applying are published in the Winter issue of The Daylily Journal and the fall/winter issue of the Youth News newsletter. All material (essay, statement, and photographs) should be mailed or e-mailed to the current AHS Youth Committee Chairman, between January 1 and March 31 of the year in which the award selection will be announced. If requested, all material will be returned upon completion of the judging. The AHS Youth Committee members will evaluate the entries and select the winning applicant by vote. The winner will be notified and the award will be presented at the AHS National Convention.

The Christine Erin Stamile Youth Award Winners may be found by clicking on the following link:  Christine Erin Stamile Youth Award Winners

AHS Bertie Ferris Scholarship Guidelines

  1. A $1,000.00 scholarship will be awarded annually with the exception of two $1,000.00 scholarships being offered if there was no recipient the previous year.
  2. Applicant must be an AHS youth member or an AHS member not more than 19 years old. In either case, the applicant must have held AHS youth status for two consecutive years prior the year the application is being submitted.
  3. Applicant must be one of the following: a) Graduating senior in high school entering college, university or technical school.  b) High school student enrolled in a dual credit program.
  4. The student’s future course of studies must be in Horticulture, Botany, Plant Physiology or other plant sciences.
  5. The applicant is required to write a letter giving the reason for applying for the scholarship and include the applicant’s future plans.
  6. Applicant must submit the completed application and letter, by mail or email, to the Youth Committee chairman between January 1 and March 31 of the year the scholarship is to be awarded.
  7. Applicant’s membership will be verified by the Youth Chair and the AHS Youth Committee will review the applications and vote for the winning candidate(s).
  8. The names of the winner(s) will be announced at the National Convention and published in The Daylily Journal and the Youth News.
  9. Money will be sent directly to the winner’s college, university or technical school.


Click here to get the AHS Youth Scholarship Form in .pdf format

Visit the following link to view the Bertie Ferris Scholarship Recipients

Contact the AHS Youth Chairman if you need more information or have questions:

Committee Chair
Region 3
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