In partnership with the Cicerone Program, Pink Boots Society is pleased to announce its next 2019 scholarship opportunity:

Cicerone BeerSavvy® Program 

Course Format: Web-based Online Course

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

Scholarship Application Window: December 5-31, 2019. Closes at 11:45 pm PST.

Course Information:  

Course Location: Your Computer (the world)

Apply Here: Application Form

Course and Book Suite Value: $199 USD

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.

Required Applicant Qualifications: Any woman, anywhere in the world, who earns at least 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 that is interested in expanding their knowledge of beer styles, beer service, and the language used to discuss beer is encouraged to apply.

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 a deposit of 50% of the course value to ensure course participation, completion and 100% passing rates for scholarship recipients. As a condition of accepting the scholarship, the recipient (or recipient’s employer) will pay a deposit in the amount of $100 USD to Pink Boots Society (or equivalent to PBS international chapters) before they will receive a code to being the course. 

Please Note: If the recipient fails to successfully complete the course, the deposit and stipend (if applicable) 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. In this case, the recipient will be announced approximately February 15, 2020.