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    Default Eastern Apicultural Society Master Beekeeper Youth Scholarship Application

    Eastern Apicultural Society Master Beekeeper
    Mann Lake Youth Scholarship Application

    Eastern Apicultural Society Master Beekeeper
    Mann Lake Youth Scholarship Application
    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.
    Scholarship Eligibility
     The candidate may be any young person between the ages of 18 and 25 who is a fulltime
    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.
    Scholarship Application
     Qualified candidates must complete an application form providing their basic contact
    information, brief beekeeping experience and education, and other relevant data.
     Candidates must provide letters of recommendation from at least two experienced
    beekeepers, preferably a mentor and another beekeeping individual familiar with the
    candidate’s experience and qualifications. If possible, this individual should be a Master
    Beekeeper, state apiarist, educator or research/extension specialist in the home state of
    the candidate. These letters of recommendation should be sent directly by the person
    providing the recommendation to the Master Beekeeper Scholarship Committee.
     Candidates must write an essay of no less than two, and no more than three, doublespaced
    typewritten pages describing their reasons for wanting to attend the EAS
    conference. The essay should also outline the candidate’s ambitions with respect to
    beekeeping, including both short and long‐term plans.
     Applications must be received by the Chairperson of the Master Beekeeper Scholarship
    Committee by April 1 of the year in which the applicant plans to attend the EAS
    conference.
    Award Criteria
     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.
     The candidate must be an EAS member.
     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.
     Following the conference, the scholarship recipient will prepare an article for the EAS
    Journal, of at least one column in length, or as indicated by the Journal Editor,
    describing his or her experiences at the EAS conference. The article should include
    photographs and discuss how attending EAS has influenced the recipient’s beekeeping
    knowledge and post‐conference experiences. The article should be submitted no later
    than six months following the end of the conference.
    Eastern Apicultural Society Master Beekeeper
    Mann Lake Youth Scholarship Application
    Applicant Name: __________________________________________________ _____________________________
    Address: __________________________________________________ _____________________________
    __________________________________________________ _____________________________
    City: ____________________________________ State: ___________ Zip Code: _____________
    Date of Birth: ____________________________________ Citizenship: U.S. Canada
    Email: __________________________________________________ _____________________________
    Home Phone: _________________________________ Mobile phone: ______________________________
    How and when did you get started keeping bees? ________________________________________________
    __________________________________________________ ___________________________________________
    __________________________________________________ ___________________________________________
    __________________________________________________ ___________________________________________
    Tell us about your beekeeping experience (How many colonies do you have? Where you keep them? )
    __________________________________________________ ___________________________________________
    __________________________________________________ ___________________________________________
    __________________________________________________ ___________________________________________
    __________________________________________________ ___________________________________________
    Have you ever attended any beekeeping classes on basic or advanced topics? Please describe:
    __________________________________________________ ___________________________________________
    __________________________________________________ ___________________________________________
    __________________________________________________ ___________________________________________
    __________________________________________________ ___________________________________________
    Eastern Apicultural Society Master Beekeeper
    Mann Lake Youth Scholarship Application
    Applicants should provide at least two letters of recommendation from experienced beekeepers that
    they know. These letters should preferably be written by a mentor and another beekeeping individual
    familiar with the applicant’s experience and qualifications. If possible, these recommendations should
    be provided by a Master Beekeeper, state apiarist, educator or research/extension specialist in the
    applicant’s home state. Individuals providing recommendations should send their letters directly to the
    Scholarship Committee at MannLakeScholarship@EasternApiculture.org or by mail to the address at
    the bottom of this page. These letters must be received no later than April 1.
    Please list the individuals providing letters of recommendation on your behalf:
    (1) Name: __________________________________________________ ________________
    Email: __________________________________________________ ________________
    Relationship to applicant: __________________________________________________
    Experience in beekeeping: _________________________________________________
    (2) Name: __________________________________________________ ________________
    Email: __________________________________________________ ________________
    Relationship to applicant: __________________________________________________
    Experience in beekeeping: _________________________________________________
    Please attach to this application an essay of two to three pages in length, typed and double‐spaced, that
    describes your reasons for wanting to attend the EAS conference. You should also explain what your
    plans and goals are for future beekeeping activities, both in the short and long term.
    _____________________________________________ _______________________
    Applicant’s Signature Date
    Submit this completed application, with your essay, to MannLakeScholarship@EasternApiculture.org
    or by mail to Brenda Kiessling, 10610 Hunters Valley Rd., Vienna, VA 22181.
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    Default Re: Eastern Apicultural Society Master Beekeeper Youth Scholarship Application

    This is a most worthwhile program. I hope there is genuine competition and so would like to see many applications submitted. Is there an appropriately aged beekeeper in you life that you would like to see selected?
    Master Beekeeper (EAS) and Master Gardener (U Maine CE) www.beeberrywoods.com

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