The WCABA offers scholarships to youth members to help them learn the time-honored business of beekeeping. They will learn beekeeper best-practices and address the issues of caring for bees and producing honey. The goal is to complete this program with life skills that help them achieve success, continue learning and growing as they move forward! Scholarship awards are given annually “furthering the apiculture sciences.”
This award is presented to school age students living in the area served by WCABA. The award consists of a beehive with bees and beginner’s equipment necessary to get started in the beekeeping project. The recipient will be expected to keep records of activities with dates, pictures, and other pertinent data...
An advisor will be selected or made available to assist and supervise the recipient in good beekeeping practices. Parents are encouraged to join WCABA in support and encouragement of the recipient and the program.
To learn more about available scholarships click on the learn more button below.
Applications must be mailed and received by the Awards Committee by February 15th. Applicants must also attend the February, monthly meeting to be given proper consideration for the scholarship. Meetings are the 4th Tuesday of the month.
Wolf – Bost Scholarship Selections Made for 2020
The Ed Wolf – Robert Bost Memorial Scholarship Committee met on Tuesday March 10th at the Georgetown Library to evaluate the applications received from the candidates for the current year scholarships.
Seven committee members were present for deliberations with three submitting evaluations electronically to add scores for the matrix as we worked to achieve a conscience in the judging. Three new candidates applied for this year, and there was one candidate applying for a second time for acceptance. After evaluation, all four candidates were deemed acceptable and resources allowed all four to be granted a scholarship.
We regret that we will not have a club meeting at the Library in March because of health concerns but we do want to introduce you to these hopeful new beekeepers. Taken alphabetically they are:
Emily Griffis, 13 years old from Granger, Texas, has a great desire to learn much more about bees, beekeeping, and products of the hive. She is homeschooled, has very supportive patents, and four siblings that will be learning as a result of her involvement in the program.
Aydon Guevara from Cameron, Texas, is 16 years old and has brothers and sisters in his family. He wants to learn first-hand and feels “hands on” is the best way. His family plan a large garden that will benefit from having bees around. He hopes to start a bee business.
Sterling Kinghorn does not discourage easily as has applied for the scholarship a second time successfully. He is 12 years old and lives in Round Rock but is moving to Florence soon. He has already mastered many of the skills for beekeeping from monitoring the scholarship program this past year, but he wants to learn and do more.
Garrett Rogers is 13 years old and lives in Temple and is in the 7th grade in middle school. He has beekeeping roots because his older brother was a scholarship recipient and his grandfather is a beekeeper too. He is ready to get started and has much support from his family.
We plan to meet at the Bost Farm at the appointed time in March in a small group and take care of distribution and assembly of beekeeping equipment in preparation to receive the bees for their hive in April. They will be keeping their hive and receiving instruction at the Heritage Garden in Georgetown.
Encourage these youngsters when you do get a chance to meet them.
Thanks, Jimmie Oakley – Scholarship Committee Chair