In partnership with White Labs, Pink Boots Society is pleased to announce our next 2020 scholarship opportunity:

White Labs 

Yeast Essentials 2.0

Course Format: On-site in Asheville, NC

Course Dates: June 8-9, 2020

Scholarship Application Window: February 5-29, 2020. Closes at 11:45 pm PST.

Information: White Labs Yeast Essentials 2.0

Course Location: White Labs, Asheville, NC

Scholarship Value: $550 USD

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White LabsYeast Essentials 2.0 course is a two day on-site program held in Asheville, NC. This scholarship is designed for brewery owners and managers, quality control/quality assurance personnel, and anyone that requires technical training to complete their tasks in the brewhouse, cellar or packaging hall. Please see below for Required Applicant Qualifications.

This two-day hands-on course is designed to cover the fundamentals of microbiological techniques by exploring fermentation control points and how to maintain optimal yeast performance in your brewery. Attendees will also learn about off-flavor detection, sensory characteristics of various yeast strains and how to troubleshoot fermentation issues. Two lab sections will provide attendees the knowledge and tools to analyze and evaluate beer to influence quality control in a production brewing setting. Topics include yeast metabolism and handling, sensory and lab techniques. Please visit White Labs Yeast Essentials 2.0 for additional information including hotel info. This course, as with all USA courses, will be offered in English only. 

Pink Boots Society will provide up to a $400 USD stipend to help offset travel and lodging expenses accrued during this course. This will be awarded to the recipient upon successful completion of the course.   

Required Applicant Qualifications: Any woman, anywhere in the world, who actively employed in the beer industry and earns more than 25% of her income from the brewing industry, is qualified for Pink Boots Society membership and to apply for any scholarship.  Click here to join or to connect with us. Any member who is interested in expanding her laboratory and analysis skills is encouraged to apply.

Due to the nature of this course, the selection committee requires that the applicant must be 21 years of age or older. 

Terms and Conditions: All PBS scholarships have a “Pay It Forward” (PIF) requirement, where our scholarship recipients are required to pass on the specific knowledge they gained in their scholarship course to other PBS members and to the industry in general within 6 months of completing the course. This is accomplished through many means like publishing an article, publishing a blog on a reputable website, or giving a presentation at a local, regional or national professional seminar or conference.  Evidence of PIF must be sent to PBS for validation and if applicable, for posting on the PBS website. Many recipients choose to PIF at their local chapter meetings, but you can also present at our annual CBC and GABF meetings. 

All courses require successful completion of the course. Recipients will be billed 50% (up to $500) of the course value if they do not successfully complete the course. As a condition of accepting the scholarship, the recipient (or recipient’s employer) will be liable for these charges if the course is not completed with passing marks in the amount of $275 USD to Pink Boots Society (or equivalent to PBS international chapters). The $400 USD stipend will also be held until successful completion of the course and PIF is verified.

Please Note: If the recipient fails to successfully complete the course, the stipend will be forfeited and not reimbursed. Once the PIF is verified, the recipient will receive a Pink Boots Society flannel shirt. 

Best wishes to all applicants!

 Please note that Scholarship Recipients are announced approximately 6 weeks after the scholarship application window closes. Due to the timing of the course, the recipient will be notified around April 15, 2020.