EAS Master Beekeeper Mann Lake Scholarship

Eastern Apicultural Society (EAS)


Grant amount: Up to US $1,000

Anticipated deadline: May 31, 2018

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student Graduate Student

Funding uses: Conference

Membership: Applicants must be a member of this organization to apply. Become a member.

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

Age restriction: Between 18 and 25 years of age

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Overview:

This scholarship, sponsored by Mann Lake Ltd. and created and administered by the EAS Master Beekeepers, was established to encourage a worthy young individual to pursue an interest in honey bees and beekeeping. The Scholarship will provide financial assistance for the selected candidate to attend an annual EAS conference. In addition to the waiver of registration fees by EAS for the short course and the main conference, the Scholarship will provide up to $1,000 to the successful candidate to offset other conference expenses.

Manner of Award of the Scholarship

  • EAS will waive the scholarship recipient's registration fees for both the short course and the main conference.
  • Conference expenses such as standard on-site lodging and meals (including special social events, BBQs, and Friday night banquet, etc.) will be paid from the scholarship fund on behalf of the successful candidate.
  • The scholarship will provide a budget for travel expenses up to $500, which may include airfare or mileage reimbursement.
    • Travel expenses below $500 will be reimbursed at actual expense incurred.
  • Travel expenses to and from the conference will be paid to the candidate following submission of receipts for travel such as airline vouchers, or mileage.
    • Travel expenses will not be paid in advance, but will be reimbursed as soon as possible following receipt of documentation.

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Eligibility:

  • The candidate may be any young person between the ages of 18 and 25 who is a full-time student, or is not a full-time student but is currently employed by a commercial or sideliner beekeeper and plans to pursue a career in apiculture.
    • If the candidate is a veteran of any branch of the U. S. armed forces, the age limit is 30.
  • The candidate must have been keeping bees for a minimum of one year by the time the conference for which the scholarship is requested begins.
  • The candidate may have a beekeeping mentor, who can be a parent or other experienced adult, but must be primarily responsible for the care of his or her bees.
  • The candidate must have participated in a local short course in beekeeping.
  • The candidate must be of good character, responsible, hard-working and honest. It is expected that, while attending the conference, the successful candidate will behave in a responsible and respectful manner.

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member.

Preferences:

  • Preference will be given to candidates who, in the judgment of the Scholarship Committee, are serious in their commitment to apiculture.
    • For example, a serious candidate may be planning to pursue a career as a commercial beekeeper, an entomologist, a researcher in apiculture, a queen breeder, or similar profession.
    • A dedicated hobbyist may also win the scholarship, but preference will be given to candidates planning to pursue a career in apiculture.