- To educate youth in the art of beekeeping, and to promote a better understanding of the value of honeybees in our environment and the food chain.
- To provide an opportunity for youth to experience responsibility and enjoyment through beekeeping.
- To provide an avenue for youth to engage in an avocation and gain the potential to pursue beekeeping as a sideline or fulltime vocation.
- A one-year membership in the Central Washington Beekeepers association
- A beginning beekeeping seminar registration and textbook.
- A set of woodenware for a beehive – Two deeps or three mediums, with frames and foundation, bottom board, inner cover, and telescoping top cover.
- A nucleus colony or 3lb package of bees for the hive.
- Beekeeping gear: Hat and veil, gloves, hive tool and bee smoker.
- Mentoring by one or more CWBA member(s) for one year.
- The applicant must be between the ages of 12 and 17 by December 1st of the current year.
- The applicant must be a resident of Yakima County.
- The applicant must be currently enrolled in public, private or home school.
- The applicant must have written permission and agreement from parent(s) or guardian.
- The scholarship application must be submitted to the Central Washington Beekeepers association (CWBA) no later than December 1st of the current year.
- The applicant must submit a one-page essay on why we need honeybees and why they want to become a beekeeper. The essay must be submitted with the application.