The Behr Bonsai Scholarship for 2010.

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The Behr Bonsai Scholarship is open to all world wide for 2010.

This fund provides $500.00(usd) dollars to study with an instructor of your choice. It even allows you to apply 25% of the fund to purchase material if you so desire.

This is free money to the person(s) that gets the scholarship(s). The only requirement is that you share what you learned with others, as per the instructions. This keeping with how Behr Appleby approached bonsai.

You can find information HERE about the scholarship or send an email with your questions to behrbonsaischolarship@bonsaivault.com

Now....the question remains



Who will you study with?
 
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When I win the scholarship :D I think I'll study with Boon. Kimura would be great but I don't think he'd like my sense of humor.


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Who got it last year?

Free money to be had and no one applied last year Irene.


When I win the scholarship :D I think I'll study with Boon. Kimura would be great but I don't think he'd like my sense of humor.
JC

Thats the spirit JC...That is what I call positive thinking. Boon would be a good choice for you. A side from your humor, the 500.00 wouldn't get you far if you were traveling to Japan :D

Wonder what Kimura's hourly rate is :rolleyes:
 

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Hello

Is there a deadline to submit? I will be applying!
 

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Yenling...deadline is end of year, Christmas to be exact. The scholarship will be awarded January 2011.
 

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Free money to be had and no one applied last year Irene.

WOW!!!!! WHY NOT????

Thats the spirit JC...That is what I call positive thinking. Boon would be a good choice for you. A side from your humor, the 500.00 wouldn't get you far if you were traveling to Japan :D

Wonder what Kimura's hourly rate is :rolleyes:

Great idea JC!!!
 

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wow I would strongly consider applying although I wouldn't know who to study with - not many teachers available here in Oregon...besides Ryan Neil, Mike Hagedorn, Dave Degroot, Joe Harris III =)
 

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http://www.bonsaivault.com/The_Behr_Bonsai_Scholarship.html said:
Individuals interested in the scholarship should submit an application to Bonsai Vault. With the application the individual must submit a letter of approval from their chosen recognized artist / instructor verifying that the applicant meets the requirements of the scholarship to Behrbonsaischolarship@bonsaivault.com and intends to seek instruction.

Where are those requirements listed?

http://www.bonsaivault.com/The_Behr_Bonsai_Scholarship.html said:
The applicant must also post a minimum of two trees in the designated thread for this scholarship on Bonsai Vault which shall coincide with the application submission. These images must be high quality to show the seriousness and skill level of the individual. In that thread a summary should be included as to what the applicant intends to focus on with their chosen instructor, and who that person is.
Are those trees intended to represent what the applicant intends to work on w/ the instructor or simply to show their seriousness and photography?
 

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The scholarship will be awarded to an individual(s) for the purpose of achieving a more advanced level of bonsai.
Wayne, this is the requirement for the scholarship...pretty simple and not to demanding. An instructor should/will recognize that the person applying is not a one shot wonder and has just gotten hot and bothered about bonsai recently. Meaning that they have not just run down to the local big box store and just picked up a nice ficus with rocks glued to the soil.

As far as the images go...it can be both. While photography is not an issue as far as being awarded the scholarship it sure helps sell your case if you have good images. The idea with images is to show your basic skills, eye for material and design.
 

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Wayne, this is the requirement for the scholarship...pretty simple and not to demanding. An instructor should/will recognize that the person applying is not a one shot wonder and has just gotten hot and bothered about bonsai recently. Meaning that they have not just run down to the local big box store and just picked up a nice ficus with rocks glued to the soil.

As far as the images go...it can be both. While photography is not an issue as far as being awarded the scholarship it sure helps sell your case if you have good images. The idea with images is to show your basic skills, eye for material and design.

Can I study with Marco ?

keep it green,
Harry
 

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wow I would strongly consider applying although I wouldn't know who to study with - not many teachers available here in Oregon...besides Ryan Neil, Mike Hagedorn, Dave Degroot, Joe Harris III =)

Geez, what more do you want??? Seriously, it looks like the Great Northwest is pretty well fixed for bonsai artists/teachers!
 

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As receipient of the Behr Bonsai Scholarship, I choose to Study with Walter Pall. Every Spring, Walter travels to Nature's Way Nursery, in Harrisburg, PA to work on his collection of yamadori that he keeps at the nursey. In addition to the workshops I had signed up for personally, I was able to utilize my scholarship to schedule personal instruction with Walter in the mornings and evenings.

The whole experience was fantastic, and I would like to thank all the individuals who contributed to create this fund in memory of Behr Appleby. I was able to gain knowledge from one of the great bonsai artists in a one on one setting, as well as, get hands on experience working with ancient trees ranging from hundreds to thousands of years old.

Dave
 

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That is awesome. I miss Behr. I spent many hours chatting with him in the old BonsaiTalk chatroom. I am glad that the scholarship in his name went to Train Dave. I bet Mr. Appleby would have been proud.
 

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That is awesome. I miss Behr. I spent many hours chatting with him in the old BonsaiTalk chatroom. I am glad that the scholarship in his name went to Train Dave. I bet Mr. Appleby would have been proud.

Thanks, Glad you aprove.

bonsaiTom said:
Way to go Dave. You make us proud. Mohawk Valley Bonsai Club has a winner!!!

Tom, Thanks man! I'll see you Saturday at the meeting. We've lots to discuss.

Dave
 

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