Royer Family Scholarship Fund

Hannah and Lester Royer are the Matriarch and Patriarch of Royer’s Flowers and Gifts. They both attended Elizabethtown College and studied to become teachers in the 1920’s. It was very rare for a woman to attend college in that period of time, but Hannah and Lester both had a strong determination to improve themselves by becoming better educated.

Ultimately, they both became teachers. Lester taught High School biology and Hannah taught Elementary grades. It wasn’t until they were both in their early 50’s that they decided to start selling flowers to help provide extra income. That side business soon turned into the business known today as Royer’s Flowers in Central Pennsylvania and Connells Maple Lee Flowers in Columbus, Ohio.

It is fitting then that the Royer Family, who still own and operate the flower businesses, have established this fund to help their employees, their children or grandchildren gain additional education to help them succeed in life. This scholarship is available for trade, 2 year or 4 year post high school continued education for full or part time studies.

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March 15


Up to 4 awards / $1,000 to $2,500 each

Scholarship FAQ


  1. Applicants must be an employee, or a child or grandchild of an employee of US Retail Flowers, Inc. dba Royer’s Flowers and Stephenson’s Flower Shop in Central Pennsylvania and US Retail Flowers Ohio, Inc dba as Connells Maple Lee Flowers in Columbus, Ohio 
  2. Plans to attend college, university, or a trade school as a full-time or part-time student 
  3. Minimum GPA of 2.5  
  4. Financial need 
  5. Supplemental documents. This may include a resume, letter(s) of recommendation, transcript, FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR), or other scholarship-specific documents. Specific requirements are noted in the application.



Recipients of this scholarship may apply again for up to three additional years. Students must submit a full application but may be prompted to complete a different essay.

**If no Company, children of Company employees or grandchildren of Company employees are eligible, or if funds are available beyond those needed for the above, second preference is given to students graduating from Lebanon High School. If no students graduating from Lebanon High School are eligible, third preference is given to students graduating from other high schools within a thirty-mile radius of Lebanon High School.   


Would you like to support the ? You can make a donation directly to this fund, to help grow its impact and ability to provide educational resources for students in our community — forever!


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