Earl Dedman owned and operated Mountainview Greenhouses in Woodinville Washington and was a former president of BPFI. In addition to his participation with BPFI and BPI Earl was involved with the Montana State Flower Growers the Puget Sound Flower Growers and the Washington Floricultural Association. Educated in rural Montana in a one room schoolhouse Earl had a strong commitment to education believing it was a great way better yourself. Earl considered education and hard work to be the keys to success in life. The Earl Dedman Scholarship is awarded to junior or senior students maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA who are interested in becoming greenhouse growers.