The American Association of Professional Apiculturists offers two major awards (Announcements occur annually in the Fall).


Past Student Research Scholarship Recipients

Past Student Paper Award Recipients



This scholarship is given to recognize and promote outstanding research by students in the field of apiculture. The scholarship will consist of a $1000 stipend for research.

Undergraduates or graduate students working in North America with Apis are eligible. Nominees must be students of active AAPA members to be eligible for this scholarship. Recipients of this scholarship will be ineligible for future AAPA Student Research Scholarships.

Proposals: Each research scholarship proposal must include a curriculum vitae of the nominee, one letter of recommendation, and a summary of the research problem not to exceed three pages double-spaced. The summary must include objectives, significance and methods. Nominees may also include up to three publication reprints, submitted manuscripts or abstracts of theses or dissertations. The submissions should be electronically sent in PDF files.

Submission Deadline:  Deadline Fall 2017 (announcement pending)

Submitting Proposals: Please send your proposal electronically as PDF to:

Ann W. Harman at:



This award is offered for the best student papers presented at the American Bee Research Conference (ABRC). AAPA will give a $200 award for every 6 students presenting. For example, if 6 or fewer students were presenting there would be only one $200 award. For ABRC 2017, there were 19 student presentations and 3 winners.

Both graduate students and undergraduates are eligible for this award. The paper must involve the genus Apis. Students do not have to be members of AAPA, nor do their advisors need to be members.

The presenter should specify that he/she is a student participating in the competition when the title is submitted. Only one paper may be designated as participating in the competition.

Papers will be evaluated by a 3-judge panel for:

  • presentation (not including responses to questions) (70 points)
  • quality of research (30 points)

Comments from the judges will be returned to competitors to help strengthen their presentation skills.

If any questions please contact Ann Harman at the above address.


Past Student Research Scholarship Recipients

Past Student Paper Award Recipients


Member Excellence Award

Member Excellence Award Recipients

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