Beer Industry Scholarships
These organizations provide grants and scholarships specifically targeted at students pursuing a certificate / degree in the beer industry.
The Greg Noonan New England Brewer’s Scholarship offers full tuition scholarships for programs beginning in June of each year. The scholarship is ear-marketed for those living in the New England region of the United States.
The J. J. Morrison Trust scholarship is awarded to current employees in the brewing industry, from any country in the world, for full or part time studies, residential or distance learning, targeted at individuals early in their brewing industry careers. The scholarship is managed by the Institute of Brewing and Distilling, but may be used at any recognized UK institution.
The Master Brewers Association of America offers full tuition scholarships for two-week courses in brewing and malting science, brewery packaging technology and brewery systems technology and maintenance. Additional scholarships are available for those with industry experience pursuing additional training opportunities.
The Melvin Brewing Scholarship is for students wanting to pursue a full or part time college education in brewery studies. The scholarship is awarded not by need but rather by responses to a 500-word essay.
The MNCBG offers scholarships to Minnesotans attending Dakota County Technical College for their Brewing and Beer Steward Technology Certificate Program. Scholarships are available for women, people of color, LGBTQ and non-binary people, and the disabled community.
The Pink Boots Society was created to assist, inspire and encourage women and non-binary individuals in the fermented/alcoholic beverage industry to advance their careers through education. Their website says: “We are the movers and shakers in the fermented/alcoholic beverage industry. We make fermented and alcoholic beverages with the highest possible quality. We are the women and non-binary individuals that own the companies, package the product, design the labels, serve the drinks, write about our industry – and just about everything in between. Most importantly, we teach each other what we know through our own seminar programs, and we help each other advance both front-of-the-house and back-of-the-house careers by raising money for educational scholarships.” Visit their website for scholarship information.