In October 2020, we rolled out a new application and review platform, Survey Monkey Apply. We shifted to a quarterly application cycle and began offering the Open Forum as a Pay it Forward option for our recipients. There are several benefits for our applicants, review team, and administrators, as well as our overall membership that come with this fresh approach to Pink Boots Society Scholarships:

  • Applicants will have three months to prepare their application instead of just one.
  • Applications can be saved in progress and applicants can return to finish them at any time during the application period.
  • Apply for multiple scholarships with one application! Simply select up to three scholarships you are interested in, and your application will automatically be sent to the proper review team for each scholarship. Please note, that if selected for more than one scholarship, the recipient will have to choose which one they will accept.
  • Request a letter of recommendation from anyone from the application page. Once your recommender uploads their letter, it will automatically be added to your application.
  • Reviewers will be able to review submitted applications in real time, which will in turn shorten the amount of time applicants are waiting to hear back about their applications. This also relieves the pressure on our volunteers’ time so that they can balance their schedule as busy professionals with hectic lives.
  • Recipients will be able to fulfill their Pay it Forward requirement on our Open Forum. While many local, regional, and chapter meetings have been cancelled due to COVID-19, we are thrilled to provide a digital option that can be submitted from the safety of your home. Additionally, this will provide easy access to the information our recipients learned during their course to all our members, so we can all benefit together from the Pink Boots Society scholarships.

We hope that you will take advantage of all that Pink Boots Society has to offer, and that these improvements will make it easier than ever to further your career through education!


To log in and apply via the Survey Monkey Platform, visit this page and click the green MORE> button on the program you wish to apply for, or visit this page, and click the green LOG IN TO APPLY button. Your username and password will be the same as your Pink Boots membership.

To reset your password, visit this page and click on I don’t know my password.

*If you are having trouble logging into the scholarship platform, please try the following:

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If you continue to experience issues, please contact scholarships@pinkbootssociety.org


Current Scholarships – 2022 Q1

 

Pink Boots Society and Brew Pipeline partner to provide a Siebel Institute of Technology WBA Concise Course in Brewing Technology scholarship to PBS members to further their brewing knowledge in brewery finance, beer sales, social media promotion, marketing, branding, operations, and distribution.

Brew Pipeline sponsored: Siebel Institute of Technology

WBA Concise Course in Brewing Technology plus Sensory Kit

Course Format: Online (3 months) or in-person (2 weeks)

Course Dates: Depends on format

Scholarship Application Window: January 3, 2022 – March 31, 2022

Course Information: Siebel WBA Concise Course in Brewing Technology and Sensory Kit

Course Location: Your computer or in Chicago, Illinois

Scholarship Value: $3,957.50 USD

Seats available: 1

The WBA Concise Course in Brewing Technology covers a similar range of topics as those presented in our advanced-level programs, but at a depth which allows those with only moderate understanding of brewing science and technology to participate in the course. This is an ideal course for those considering entry into the brewing industry, as well as those pursuing a wider knowledge of the business in order to improve their skills and advance in their brewing careers. The course also offers the best way to prepare for our advanced-level programs should you decide to take them at a later date.

This course is offered online and on-campus, both with distinctive advantages. The on-campus option will allow students to participate in vibrant classroom discussions and develop close networks with fellow students. The online option, on the other hand, allows students to advance through the course at their own pace, from the comfort of their office or home, without the need to travel.

If the online option is selected, students will be supervised by the instructional staff of the World Brewing Academy, and will be actively monitored throughout the course. Students can also access instructors via email and chat sessions throughout the duration of the module. The average time spent studying is normally 7-10 hours per week but depends on the individual as well.

*Terms and conditions apply. Please see below. 


Steeple Jack Brewing Co.
Spring/Summer 2022 Brewery & Production Internship – Portland, OR

Course Format: Eight (8) weeks onsite in Portland, OR

Course Dates: Spring/Summer 2022 (exact dates to be worked out between recipient & Steeple Jack)

Scholarship Application Window: January 3, 2022 – March 31, 2022

Course Location: Portland, OR

Scholarship Value: $7,000

Seats available: 1

Steeple Jack Brewing in Portland, Oregon is excited to invite one (1) Pink Boots Society member to complete an internship at their brewery and their new production facility in Portland, Oregon. For eight (8) weeks, the recipient will be engulfed in all brewery processes and gain invaluable experience and knowledge about the business. The recipient will receive a $7,000 stipend (given in two parts, at $3,500 each) while fulfilling/working the internship.

All scholarships require successful completion of the course or program. If the recipient does not fulfill the internship, the recipient will be billed for 50% of the $7,000 stipend* and the second half of the stipend will be held back. As a condition of accepting the internship, the recipient will be liable for these charges if the internship is not completed. If applicable, any stipend unpaid at time of leaving the internship will also be held by Pink Boots Society and not paid out to the recipient.

*Terms and conditions apply. Please see below.


Road to Cicerone® Courses Educational Series 
(Course books and Specialist Exams)

Course Format: Suite of Road to Cicerone Courses

Course Dates: Any time

Scholarship Application Window: January 3, 2022 – March 31, 2022

Course Information:  Road to Cicerone

Course Location: Online

Scholarship Value: $295 USD

Seats available: 1

Road to Cicerone® Courses includes a suite of study books that focus on a particular region of beer styles or area of study such as Keeping and Serving, Brewing Ingredients and Process, and beer styles and history to help candidates prepare for the Certified Cicerone® exam. This scholarship is perfect for any brewery owner, beer bar manager, bartender, server, beer writer, beer educator, beer distributor, brewery sales representative or beer chef.

*Terms and conditions apply. Please see below.


Crafting A Strategy One Year Membership 

Course Format: Online

Course Dates:  1-year from registration

Scholarship Application Window: January 3, 2022 – March 31, 2022

Course Information: Crafting A Strategy

Course Location: Your Computer (anywhere in the world)

Scholarship Value: $99 USD

Seats available: 5

Crafting A Strategy (CAS) is a global online learning platform that will be available to the scholarship recipients from one year starting from award date. Used in universities and breweries all over the world, CAS has over 150 digital content pieces specific to the business needs of brewing entrepreneurs. These include podcasts, webinars, case studies, white papers, instructional videos, blogs, and a professional forum. Scholarship recipients will receive access to all CAS content and forums for one calendar year and they will also receive a weekly CAS newsletter with industry analysis, advice, and links to new content and forums. This scholarship is designed for those owning or planning a brewery, company presidents, CEOs, COOs, CFOs, marketing professionals, head brewers, and sales strategists. Please see below for Required Applicant Qualifications.

*Terms and conditions apply. Please see below. 


Not Your Hobby Marketing Solutions

Digital Library Credit

Course Format: Credit towards content

Course Dates: Anytime

Scholarship Application Window: October 1 -December 31, 2021

Course Information: Not Your Hobby Marketing Solutions Digital Library

Course Location: Your computer or mobile device (anywhere in the world) 

Scholarship Value: $500 USD

Seats available: 1

Not Your Hobby Marketing Solutions provides business education and learning resources to the craft beverage industry in an easily accessible format for busy professionals. Take your knowledge of outside sales, digital marketing, and distribution management to the next level with a $500 digital library credit. Choose any online course or webinar combinations that will benefit your career the most.

*Terms and conditions apply. Please see below. 

Not Your Hobby Marketing Solutions

Bev Biz Mastermind Membership

Course Format: Online

Course Dates: Annual membership

Scholarship Application Window: October 1 -December 31, 2021

Course Information: Not Your Hobby Marketing Solutions – Bev Biz Mastermind Membership

Course Location: Your computer or mobile device (anywhere in the world) 

Scholarship Value: $360 USD

Seats available: 1

Not Your Hobby Marketing Solutions provides business education and learning resources to the craft beverage industry in an easily accessible format for busy professionals. Learn about outside sales techniques, digital marketing tactics, and distribution management from industry experts and peers. Live group coaching sessions every month, interviews with craft beverage industry experts, and educational resources to help you grow your business knowledge.

*Terms and conditions apply. Please see below.


White Labs 

Reusing Yeast (On-Demand Course)

Course Format: On-demand

Course Dates: On-demand (online)

Course Information: White Labs’ Reusing Yeast (On-Demand Course)

Course Location: Online

Scholarship Value: $79 USD

Seats Available: 1

White Labs’ Reusing Yeast (On-Demand Course) is a 60-75 minutes on-demand course accessible at your convenience online. This scholarship is primarily designed for brewery cellar employees but also provides content that everyone working in a brewery setting should understand. Please see below for Required Applicant Qualifications.

Consistent fermentations and high-quality beer begin with healthy yeast and consistent pitch-rates. Join Joe Kurowski, White Labs head of brewing operations, in this course, which offers an in-depth look at how to best harvest and store yeast for optimal performance. Explore various fermentation-related topics such as pitch rates, best practices when looking at yeast health and ideal conditions for yeast storage. Five course modules will cover the following areas:

     • Yeast Selection & Overview

     • Yeast Harvesting

     • Yeast Storage

     • Yeast Health

     • Pitching Yeast

*Terms and conditions apply. Please see below. 

White Labs 

Sour Beer: Alternative Microbes and Fermentation Techniques (On-Demand Course)

Course Format: On-demand

Course Dates: On-demand (online)

Course Information: White Labs’ Sour Beer: Alternative Microbes and Fermentation Techniques (On-Demand Course)

Course Location: Online

Scholarship Value: $149 USD

Seats Available: 1

White Labs’Sour Beer: Alternative Microbes and Fermentation Techniques (On-Demand Course) is a 90-120 minute on-demand course accessible at your convenience online. This scholarship is primarily designed for brewers and cellarpersons but also provides content that is useful to everyone working in a brewery.

Ready to learn more about the microbes responsible for making sour and farmhouse beers? From traditional spontaneous fermentation to inoculation techniques and overviews of the major organisms used and found in sour beer we’ll review the behavior of select organisms and how to best utilize them in a sour program. Join us through our on-demand portal which covers the ins and outs of sour beer fermentation and culture management. Five course modules will cover the following areas:

     • Module 1: Introduction and Organisms

     • Module 2: Fermentation Control

     • Module 3: Fermentation Techniques

     • Breakout Module: Kettle Souring

• Module 4: Capturing Wild Cultures

     • Module 5: Fermenting Sour Beer in a “Clean” Brewery

*Terms and conditions apply. Please see below. 

White Labs 

The Many Flavors of Fermentation (On-Demand Course)

Course Format: On-demand

Course Dates: On-demand (online)

Course Information: White Labs The Many Flavors of Fermentation (On-Demand Course)

Course Location: Online

Scholarship Value: $79 USD

Seats Available: 1

White Labs’ The Many Flavors of Fermentation (On-Demand Course) is a 60-75 minutes on-demand course accessible at your convenience online. This scholarship is designed for all brewery industry employees.

The ability to effectively communicate fermentation attributes is crucial in the business of brewing. Through the use of video, slides, narration, and quizzes, this online class will explore ways to describe yeast influenced flavor/aroma compounds, how yeast can manipulate other ingredients, and ways to establish brand identity through sensory. Students will develop a comprehensive vocabulary and the ability to clearly communicate fermentation profiles to staff and customers alike. Five course modules will cover the following areas:

     • Overview of fermentation

     • Yeast driven flavors, aromas, and other attributes

     • Ingredient interactions

     • Application internally

     • Application externally

*Terms and conditions apply. Please see below.



Terms & 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 Pink Boots Society Online Community Forum. Many recipients choose to PIF at their local chapter meetings, but you may 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 will be liable for these charges if the course is not completed with passing marks. Any stipend (if applicable) 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, stipend (if applicable) will be forfeited and not reimbursed. Once the PIF is verified, the recipient will receive a Pink Boots Society flannel shirt or pink steel-toed boots.

By accepting a Pink Boots scholarship, recipients will be ineligible to receive another scholarship for a period of two years from the acceptance date.

Please note that Scholarship Recipients are announced approximately eight weeks after the scholarship application window closes.