Scholarships Offered to Apiculture Graduate Students

The Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees annually offers scholarships of $2000 each to several graduate students in apiculture. For 2017 the scholarships are funded by our sponsors from HB Swiss. The Foundation began to award the scholarships in 2004.

The Foundation is a charitable research and education foundation affiliated with the American Beekeeping Federation (ABF). The Foundation has benefited from a generous gift from the Glenn and Gertude Overturf estates, and is sustained by ongoing gifts from ABF members and other supportive individuals.

Honey bee scientist in the making explains his research to beekeepers.

The Foundation Trustees have chosen to use a portion of the grant to offer graduate student scholarships to foster professional development for young apicultural scientists. The purpose of the scholarships is to allow the recipients to attend the annual North American Beekeeping Conference, where they will have an opportunity to meet other researchers and beekeepers and to present their research at the meeting. The Board of Trustees looks forward to their contributions to the conference. The scholarships are available to all graduate students. Graduate students at universities outside the U.S. are invited to apply.

Watch for the announcement of the request for next year’s proposals. The request is posted in August; the winners are announced in November; the conference is in January.