To foster a lifelong love of beekeeping and to train the next generation of Lewis County beekeepers, the Lewis County Beekeepers Association will grant bees, supplies, and educational opportunities up to the value of $500 each to 2 to 3 Lewis county applicants who meet the criteria of age, interest, eligible school district, and ability to participate in an 18 month LCBA educational and mentorship program in beekeeping.
In 2017, LCBA's Youth Scholarship Program will be open to Lewis County students (depending on availability of mentors). Applicants must be 6th - 10th graders in 2017; home schooled students are welcome to apply.
In 2016, our winners are from Chehalis & Napavine; in 2015, the program went to Onalaska, & in 2014, it ran as a pilot in the Toledo High School District.
LCBA Youth in Beekeeping Scholarship recipients will be required to:
2017 Criteria for Selection:
The applicant must:
Final selection of scholarship recipients is at the sole discretion of LCBA's Board of Directors.
If you have questions about LCBA's program, please contact our Education Coordinator, Peter Glover (email@example.com) or Secretary Susanne Weil (360 880 8130; firstname.lastname@example.org).
2017 Youth Scholarship Program Forms:
Above, Jana Girt, Onalaska - LCBA's 2015 Youth In Beekeeping Scholarship Recipient; below, Joevanie Montalvo, Toledo - one of LCBA's 2014 Youth in Beekeeping Scholarship Recipients.
Above, Joevanie Montalvo, 2014 Youth Scholarship recipient, hiving his package bees; below, Josiah Cowin, one of LCBA's 2016 students, assembling hive boxes: