Scholarship: Project Apis m. (PAm) and Costco Wholesale Corporation have collaborated to sponsor a competitive scholarship program for a Ph.D. – level candidate. The purpose of the Costco Scholar Program is to ensure the continuity of honey bee health scientists and specialties in the academic and research world. It also intends to develop and contribute to sustainability of the beekeeping industry and assure its future contributions to agriculture, where many crops depend upon pollination for success. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are, or will be, pursuing research-based doctoral degrees in fields within the Project Apis m. mission of enhancing colony health while improving crop production.
Program: Candidates within a Ph.D. program in any Agriculture, Apiculture or Entomology department in the United States. The Costco Apis Scholar will be involved in a clearly identifiable and defined sustainable issue.
Qualifications: Candidates must have a B.S. or M.S. degree in a science- or agriculture-related field. It is preferable the candidate have some working experience with bees. Published papers in apiculture are a plus. The individual must demonstrate potential for significant achievements in honey bee health science and research.
Financial Support: Three to four years continuous support for graduate education and research will be provided in annual increments up to $50,000.
Application Deadline: Friday, July 5, 2013, 5 pm PDT.