Ohio State Beekeepers Association Scholarship Application

Scholarship Information for 2024 Applicants

Ohio State Beekeepers Association supports new young beekeepers through our Youth Scholarship Program. We realize that the success of a new beekeeper is not reliant on the student’s work and money alone but on the partnership’s effort. Thus, the Youth Scholarship Program encourages the participation of parents/guardians, 4-H/FFA Ohio advisers, local Ohio associations, and mentors. For 2024 there will be 10 scholarships available: 5 designated for 4-H and 5 designated for FFA.

While the document below explains the program guidelines in detail, here is a quick overview:

Selection Criteria

  1. Students must be between the ages of 12 and 18 by January 1st of the scholarship year (2024), be a member of 4-H / FFA, and be enrolled in public, private, or home school.
  2. The applicants must complete and return the application by Saturday, September 16th, 2023.

Selection Process

  1. The selection committee will carefully consider each candidate and select the finalists on the completion of their application.
  2. The OSBA Youth Scholarship winners will be announced on Saturday, October 7th, 2023.

The selected Partnership Program Scholars will receive:

  1. Woodenware and tools for two hives (see attached document)
  2. 1 – year free membership to the OSBA, with an electronic newsletter
  3. 1 – year subscription to American Bee Journal
  4. 1 – year subscription to Bee Culture
  5. Free attendance at the OSBA Fall Convention (including 2 guests)

Download the 2024 Program Documents and Application. If you have any questions, please contact the OSBA Youth Scholarship Program by email at youth-scholarship@ohiostatebeekeepers.org or call 419.438.7335. Completed applications are due by Saturday, September 16th, 2023.

To download the application, please visit https://ohiostatebeekeepers.org/youth-scholarship-program/

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