Scholarship Program

Kids and Bees

TCBA is excited to announce our Youth Mentoring & Scholarship Program!

This program is designed to help build interest in beekeeping while furthering the mission of the Travis County Beekeeper’s Association to help educate the public about the importance of pollinators.  This award is presented to school age students, 18 years or younger,  living in the Travis County area, or surrounding counties that are served by the TCBA.  The scholarship consists of a beehive with bees and the beginner’s equipment necessary to get started in the beekeeping journey.  Upon successful completion of the Youth Program, the recipient will be granted full ownership of the items provided.  The recipient will also have the opportunity to participate in the “Apprentice” level of the Texas Master Beekeeper’s Program at no charge to the recipient.

A mentor will be selected to assist and supervise the recipient in good beekeeping practices, and to be a resource for the recipient throughout the year.  Recipients will be expected to participate in a minimum of eight (8) mentoring sessions during the year, as well as attending a minimum of eight (8) TCBA monthly meetings.  Parents are encouraged to attend the all activities and are also encouraged to attend the TCBA meetings in support and encouragement of the recipient and the program.

If you are interested in applying for the TCBA Youth Mentoring & Scholarship Program, or might know someone who would be interested, you can download the Application here.

Completed Applications must be mailed to the Scholarship Committee by March 15th.  If selected as a recipient, you must be able to attend the *April TCBA meeting to begin the process. (*Monday, April 3rd, Zilker Botanical Gardens, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)