Scholarships Available to Graduate Students Studying Honey Bees from the Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees
Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees
Contact: Molly Sausaman, Executive Director, 404-760-2875,
Submission Deadline: September 28, 2018
The Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees is offering four $3,000
scholarships to apiculture graduate students in 2019. The purpose of this
scholarship program, now in its twelfth year, is to foster professional
development of emerging apicultural scientists by allowing award recipients to attend the American Beekeeping Federation (ABF) Conference & Tradeshow. This year’s event is scheduled to take place at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center on January 8-12, 2019.
Affiliated with the ABF, the foundation is a charitable organization focused on making funding available for research and educational endeavors
within the beekeeping industry. It has benefited tremendously from many
generous gifts, including the estates of Glenn and Gertrude Overturf and
Margaret and Victor Thompson, and continues to be sustained by ongoing
gifts from ABF members and other supportive donors.
Graduate students *currently enrolled* in a university and studying any
aspect of honey bees, bee husbandry and/or the apicultural industry are
eligible to apply for one of the scholarships being offered. Each award
recipient will receive a *$3,000 scholarship* check, and moreover, the
foundation will reimburse conference travel and lodging expenses up to
$750. During the ABF conference, graduate students will have the
opportunity to meet the foundation board of trustees, as well as fellow
researchers and beekeepers, and will be invited to present their research
during the event’s foundation luncheon.
Scholarships applications will be accepted through September 28, 2018.
Each applicant must submit the following for consideration, as one
combined PDF document with his or her name as the file name (e.g.,
1. A one-page cover letter from a university advisor outlining: The student’s progress toward his or her graduate degree (Master’s or PhD); Tentative graduation date; Any other pertinent information about the student; and any information about the research that would help “get to know” the student.
2. The student’s curriculum vitae or resume, not to exceed two pages.
3. A research proposal (not to exceed three pages), written by the graduate student. This proposal should: Begin with an introduction to the research problem, followed by clear goals and objectives that state the research questions and hypotheses; Outline specific research experiments the student is conducting while completing his or her degree; Describe research the student is planning to perform or the progress the student has already made toward that research;Clearly state how the research benefits bees, beekeepers and/or the apicultural industry; Discuss the methods that will be used to answer the research questions and the expected results or results to date; and Be written for a general audience.
The reviewers of the proposals are beekeepers* who are genuinely interested in understanding the importance and implications of the research.
All applications must be submitted by email to the foundation executive
director Molly Sausaman at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than September 28, 2018. Email submissions must include the applicant’s name, mailing address, email address and phone number. Please use the subject line: 2019 Foundation Scholarship Application.
Award recipients will be selected late in October 2018. Award letters
containing detailed information about the scholarship, travel arrangements
and conference expectations will be delivered early in November 2018.
For questions or additional information about the Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees, contact executive director Molly Sausaman at (404)-760-2875 or email@example.com