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Youth Scholarship Program

2021 Scholarship Winners – 

Ms. Lily Clark  Black Fork Bee Club
Mr. Adam Keller Greater Grand Lake Beekeepers Association
Ms. Chloee Howard Medina County Beekeepers Association
Mr. Zane Batterson Central Ohio Beekeepers Association
Mr. Soren Frederiksen Southwestern Ohio Beekeepers Association
Ms. Emma Wing Maumee Valley Beekeepers Association
Mr. Charles Clark II Tuscarawas County Beekeepers Association
Mr. Wyatt Hughes West Central Ohio Beekeepers Association
Ms. Natalie Cunningham Medina County Beekeepers Association

Scholarship Information for 2022 Applicants 
The number of scholarships available per year will vary based on the number of available funds and donations. The number will be posted each year on the OSBA website. For 2022 there will be 10 scholarships available: 5 designated for 4-H and 5 designated for FFA

Ohio State Beekeepers Association supports new young beekeepers through our Youth Scholarship Program. We realize that the success of a new beekeeper is not reliant on the work of the student and money alone, but on the effort of the partnership. Thus, the Youth Scholarship Program encourages participation of the parents/guardians, 4-H/FFA Ohio advisers, local Ohio associations, and mentors.

While the document below explains the program guidelines in detail, here is a quick overview:

Selection Criteria

  1. Students must be between the ages of 12 and 18 by January 1st of the scholarship year (2022), be a member of 4-H / FFA, and enrolled in public, private or home school.
  2. The applicants must complete and return the application by November 28th, 2021.

Selection Process

  1. The selection committee will carefully consider each candidate and select the finalists on their completion of their application.
  2. The OSBA Youth Scholarship winners will be announced on December 5th, 2021.

The selected Partnership Program Scholars will receive:

  1. Woodenware and tools for two hives (see attached document)
  2. 1 – year free membership to the OSBA, with electronic newsletter
  3. 1 – year subscription to American Bee Journal
  4. 1 – year subscription to Bee Culture
  5. OSBA Beekeeper Training DVD
  6. OSBA Apiary Diagnostic Manual
  7. Free attendance to the OSBA Fall Convention (including 2 guests)

Download the 2022 Program Documents and Application. If you have any questions, please contact the OSBA Youth Scholarship Program by email at or call 419.438.7335. Completed applications are due by November 28th, 2021.

To find a local association in your area see http://www.ohiostatebeekeepers.org/associations/local-associations/

Download the application, please click: Youth Scholarship Application