Posted: April 17, 2020

Applications now being accepted for the 2020 Dutch Gold Honey Undergraduate Scholarship for research in bee biology and health!

The Penn State Center for Pollinator Research is seeking undergraduate student applicants for the Dutch Gold Honey Scholarship for bee research, preferably on honey bees but projects on other bees will be considered as well. The successful candidates will receive a scholarship of $3,000 and the opportunity to participate in research with a faculty member from the Center in the Fall 2020 semester, or longer if desired. Students are expected to commit 10 hours/week to their research project.

This scholarship is awarded to undergraduates enrolled in the College of Agricultural Sciences who have completed or are registered for 300 and 400 level courses in Entomology. However, if you are completing a minor in Entomology, you may also be eligible.

Applications should include:

  • one page cover letter describing the applicant's interests in bee research
  • a brief letter of support from a faculty member

Students should directly contact faculty members they are interested in working with.

Interested students should submit their applications and any questions they may have to Heather Hines ( by May 1, 2020. Applicants will be notified of the decision of the selection committee by May 15, 2020.