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.

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Current Scholarships – 2022 Q2

 

Cicerone BeerSavvy® Program

Course Format: Web-based Online Course

Course Dates: Any time, 5 – 8 hours to complete

Scholarship Application Window: April 01 – June 30, 2022

Course Information:  Cicerone Beer Savvy

Course Location: Your Computer (Anywhere in the world)

Scholarship Value: $199 USD

Seats available: 4

Cicerone Beer Savvy is a comprehensive self-paced online beer training course that can be started whenever and wherever. 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. Please see Required Applicant Qualifications below.

This course will enhance your knowledge of brewing techniques, beer styles, understanding flavors and off-flavors, food pairings and the language to clearly discuss beer. It is self-paced and should take 5 – 8 hours to complete with a final exam. This course includes the Level 1 Certified Beer Server exam and start you on your journey to Master Cicerone.  Because this is an online course, it is easily available to PBS members in any nation and we encourage our International members to apply. There are two options for final exams: US-based exam and an International CBS exam for those members outside of the USA. Please visit Cicerone Beer Savvy for additional information. This course, as with all USA courses, will only be offered in English at this time.

*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: 4

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.


CBP Connects presented by Arryved POS Workshop

Format: Onsite in St. Louis, MO

Dates: June 20-22, 2022

Scholarship Application Window: April 01 – June 30, 2022

Information:  CBP Connects

Course Location: Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel 777 Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA 23510

Scholarship Value: $149 USD

Seats available: 10

CBP Connects presented by Arryved POS are workshops across the United States offering collaborative and educational opportunities for Craft Beer Professionals.

Who? CBP Connects will attract industry decision makers, brewery owners, taproom managers, and brewers looking to better themselves both personally and professionally. Attendance is limited to 250 at each event.

Why? CBP Connects is an interactive event that not only provides attendees with educational and insightful content, but also peer networking opportunities for our members to bond, learn, and grow from one another. The event will facilitate engagement and build relationships.

Format? Each workshop will offer the same high-quality content you have learned to expect from CBP with a focus on helping you grow as a Craft Beer Professional.

*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. 


Deliria Brew Day Experiential Scholarship 

Course Format: Onsite in Ghent, Belgium

Course Dates: January 2023

Scholarship Application Window: April 01 – June 30, 2022

Information: Delirium

Location: Ghent, Belgium

Scholarship Value: $1500 USD

Seats available: 1

Travel to Ghent, Belgium and participate in Delirum’s annual Deliria Brew day. This beer is made by women every year to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th.

BBL, Inc. USA Deliria Brew Day Experiential Scholarship is an onsite experience from January 2023 in Ghent, Belgium. Local travel, hotel accommodations, beer, and meals are provided by Delirium. This scholarship is designed for any beer professional with a passion for Belgian style beers and brewing processes.  Please see below for Required Applicant Qualifications.

Please visit Delirium for additional information.

Up to $1500 USD stipend will be provided by Pink Boots Society to help offset travel and lodging. This will be awarded to the recipient upon successful completion of the course.

Required Applicant Qualifications: Due to the nature of the course, the selection committee requires that the applicant be 21 years or older with a valid passport.

*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.


Yakima Chief Hops & Brew School Experiential Trip 

Course Format: Onsite in Yakima, WA

Course Dates: August 29 – September 2, 2022

Scholarship Application Window: April 01 – June 30, 2022

Course Information: Hop & Brew School

Course Location: Yakima, WA

Scholarship Value: $2,000 USD

Seats available: 2

Tentative Schedule, more information to come!

  • Aug 29/30: HBS 101 – Core HBS Curriculum that will be repeated year after year. This will also include facility and farm tours.  Will be 2 FULL days.
  • Aug 31: Reset day and sign up opportunities for those that want to stay longer or come in early like a brew day or other tours.
  • Sept 1/2: HBS 201 – More advanced curriculum and farm tours. This will be for those who want to come back each year. New content and deeper dives into other content. Will be 2 FULL days.

Established in 2004, Hop & Brew School® began as an annual event hosted by Hopunion, now known as Yakima Chief Hops. Inviting hundreds of brewers and hop enthusiasts from all over the world to Yakima, Washington, HBS attendees have had the opportunity to experience a deeper connection with family farms while learning more about the important role that hops play in the brewing process. Since its inception, the event has always included a comprehensive harvest experience, from farm and facility tours to educational brewing seminars.

As the brewing industry has grown and evolved, Hop & Brew School® has expanded to become YCH’s own extensive educational program. This program not only includes the well-known in-person harvest event, but also virtual webinars, discussion panels, festival seminars and educational presentations that are hosted by Yakima Chief Hops throughout the year. As a 100% grower owned global hop supplier, we aim to do so much more than sell hops. We strive to be a resource to the hop and brewing communities, providing industry leading research, tools and solutions to grow the best hops and brew the best beers.

*Terms and conditions apply. Please see below. 


Yakima Chapter sponsored Yakima Hop Industry Scholarship

Event Format: Custom, in-person tour of the Yakima Hop Industry

Event Dates: Wednesday, September 7, 2022 – Friday, September 9, 2022

Scholarship Application Window: April 01 – June 30, 2022

Event Information: Sample Itinerary (details forthcoming)

Day 1: Shuttle to Yakima, Hop Breeding 101, PBS Yakima Hoppy Hour/Dinner

Day 2: Morning workout social (optional), Hop Cultivation, Lunch, Farm Tour + barbeque

Day 3: Morning workout social (optional), Hop Processing, Research Lunch, Brewing & Sensory, Dinner

Day 4: Travel Day

Event Location: Yakima, WA

Scholarship Value: $3,500 ($1,500 airfare stipend, hotel + meals covered)

Seats available: 5

Join the Yakima chapter to experience the excitement of 2022 hop harvest firsthand! Scholarship recipients will spend three days immersed in the hop industry, learning about hop breeding, hop farming and processing, brewing, and sensory analysis. All PBS members are invited to apply and expand their awareness and understanding of what’s behind beer’s tastiest ingredient.



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. Once the PIF is verified, the recipient will receive a Pink Boots Society flannel shirt or pink steel-toed boots.

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. If the recipient fails to successfully complete the course, stipend (if applicable) will be forfeited and not reimbursed.

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.