TBC is offering six (6) scholarships to eCornell's Master Beekeeping Certificate program for the 2023–24 academic year. These scholarships will be awarded to mid-level beekeepers with a minimum of three (3) years of beekeeping experience whose work with bees advances environmental stewardship, community resilience, and/or food justice.
This scholarship was made possible through a donation from Texas Roadhouse.
Recipients of The Bee Conservancy’s scholarship will:
Be enrolled in the course that begins in February 2023, at no cost to the recipient.
Receive a travel stipend not to exceed $300 to travel to Ithaca, NY in 2024 to take final exams if unable to complete the exams digitally.
Receive ongoing mentorship from The Bee Conservancy’s certified Master Beekeeper staff members.
Cornell’s Master Beekeeping Certificate Program:
Starts in February of 2023 and lasts until August 2024.
Consists of 4 online courses in Honey Bee Evolution, Biology, and Behavior; The Science and Art of Beekeeping; Managing Pests and Diseases; The Rewards and Contributions of Beekeeping
Culminates in a written, oral, and field exam series.
Scholarship awardees are required to:
Complete and receive a passing grade on all program coursework, including oral, written, and field exams.
Provide one (1) educational experience for TBC’s community.
Share their beekeeping story and course experience on TBC channels, and on the channels of scholarship partner Texas Roadhouse.
Attend mentorship and community building meetings with their cohort and TBC staff throughout the entirety of the course.
A Cornell University Master Beekeeping Certificate from Cornell University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Department of Entomology will be awarded to individuals who successfully complete the required coursework and receive a passing grade on all portions of the exam series. Learn more about the program here.
The deadline to submit your application is December 22th.