GCBA Youth Scholarship

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Young beekeeper

2019 Scholarship Details

Open to all youth ages 9 through 18 years residing in Cuyahoga County.

Two age categories are eligible for scholarship; 9-13 yrs. and 14-18 yrs. [Limit of one scholarship per family lifetime.] To apply you must submit a 500-word essay on the topic: “Why I want to be a beekeeper.”

For consideration, all entries must include:

  • Entry form (entry must be signed by parent or legal guardian)
  • Cover sheet with personal information (name, age, address [street, city, state, zip]
  • 500-word essay
  • Two personal references with phone number for committee contact [Identify relationship; teacher, advisor, neighbor, friend, etc.]

Entry Deadline: January 6, 2019

Submit entry to:
P.O Box 26251
Fairview Park, OH, 44126
Attention: Scholarship Committee

Youth awardees will receive:

  • Complete beginner beekeeping kit: hive woodenware and frames with foundation, veil, smoker, hive tool, gloves, Apiary Diagnostic Kit
  • GCBA Beginner Beekeeping Course (parent or guardian is required to attend) held at the Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Nature Center
  • Beginning beekeeping book
  • A one year membership to Greater Cleveland Beekeeper Association, including monthly e-newsletter
  • A one year membership to Ohio State Beekeepers Association
  • Free attendance at the hands on GCBA Field Day to be held on May 18, 2019 at the Joyce Bee Barn and apiary at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in Berea, Ohio
  • GCBA mentors for questions and hands-on assistance

Youth Awardees expectations:

  • Attendance is required for all class dates of the GCBA Beginners Course
  • Complete and enter an educational display at the 2019 Cuyahoga County Fair (fee required)
  • Complete email update questionnaires from GCBA board within 10 days of receipt
  • Participate in either October or November GCBA monthly meeting (brief comments on first year as beekeeper)

Application Form…