Passing along information about a good cause for bonsai and for education. Behr Appleby passed away in May of this year and contributed a lot of knowledge to the bonsai community.
Bonsai Vault has established a scholarship fund in the memory of Behr (Grampz) Appleby (1948-2009) to skilled students / enthusiasts of bonsai seeking a education to improve their art and the bonsai community as a whole. The scholarship will be awarded to an individual(s) for the purpose of achieving a more advanced level of bonsai.
The concept of this scholarship is to encourage and support budding bonsai artists in the fashion Behr showed and demonstrated through his commitment to the art over many, many years. In turn, any individual(s) receiving this scholarship must, with in one year of the award, demonstrate to the Behr Bonsai Scholarship Fund the knowledge that they have acquired. This demonstration of knowledge must be displayed in four distinct different ways.
Here’s more information and a button to donate: The Behr Bonsai Scholarship
Here’s the forum thread showing the balance of the fund: Scholarship Balance and Contributions