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Why Youth Scholarships

The NBA Youth Beekeeping Scholarships are an important investment in the future, helping to promote environmental sustainability, provide valuable skills and experiences for young people, and support the vital role of bees in our ecosystems.



A NBA youth scholarship provide young people with the opportunity to learn about and develop an interest in beekeeping, which is an important and rewarding skill. This is particularly important given the crucial role that bees play in the environment and in food production.



NBA youth beekeeping scholarships offer a valuable means of promoting sustainability and environmental stewardship, encouraging young people to take an active role in caring for the natural world.



NBA beekeeping scholarships can also provide young people with valuable skills and experiences that can help them to succeed in other areas of their lives, such as in entrepreneurship, science, and agriculture.

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NBA Youth Scholarship Application

We will be accepting applications for the 2024 Youth Scholarship on October 1, 2024

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A Message from Dr. Judy Wu-Smart

Great job to all the 2022 NBA Youth Scholars on their 4-H Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees essay submissions. I really enjoyed reading all the essays and appreciate your effort working through such a difficult topic especially for new beekeepers.

Congratulations to the following scholars.

1st place: Ethan Gabel

2nd place: Titus Sander

3rd place: Evan Kinnison

These winning scholars did an excellent job researching the limited literature on this topic and incorporating information with interviews and cited references. They will each receive a monetary prize from Nebraska Beekeeper’s Association and the 1st place winner’s essay will be submitted to The 2022 National 4-H Beekeeping Essay Competition as our representative for the state of Nebraska.

Thanks again for all your work on these essays and I look forward to seeing you at the NE state fair this summer!

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