Beer Industry Scholarships

These organizations provide grants and scholarships specifically targeted at students pursuing a certificate / degree in the beer industry.

American Brewers Guild Beer Scholarship
The American Brewers Guild offers a number of scholarships that cover full or partial tuition and many include travel expenses.
American Society of Brewing Chemists Brewing Scholarships
The American Society of Brewing Chemists offers scholarships for graduate students pursuing an M.S. or Ph.D. degree in a brewing science related area.
Anheuser-Busch Brewing Scholarships
Anheuser-Busch and the Anheuser-Busch Foundation partner with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund for scholarships and career services for Hispanic American pursuing careers in the beer industry. Anheuser-Busch also partners with the United Negro College Fund to support educational programs and scholarships for students attending a Historically Black College or University. Working with Folds of Honor, scholarships are also available for military families.
Glen Hay Falconer Foundation
The Glen Hay Falconer Foundation Brewing Scholarship Program offers full tuition scholarships for programs beginning in January of each year. The scholarship is ear-marketed for those living in the western United States and includes a $1000 stipend to offset travel and lodging expenses.
ABG Brewing Scholarships

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.

Master Brewers Brewing Scholarships

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.

Master Brewers Association of America

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.

Michael James Jackson Foundation
The Michael James Jackson Foundation provides scholarships for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in the brewing and distilling trades. Scholarships are available for those at the beginning of their careers, as well as for continuing education.
Miller Lite National Scholarship

The Miller Lite National Scholarship program offers multiple scholarships to students attending a Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities member institution in the U.S. or Puerto Rico.

Miller Lite National Scholarship

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.

Pink Boots Society

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. 

Pink Boots Society

The Talent on Tap Scholarship created by City Brew Tours is a $2500 scholarship for women of color pursuing further education or training in the beer industry.

General Scholarships

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