In partnership with North Dakota State University’s Northern Crops Intstitute and North Dakota Barley Council, the Pink Boots Society is pleased to announce its next 2019 scholarship opportunity:

North Dakota Barley Council with North Dakota State University 

Barley and Malt Quality: A Field to Brewhouse Perspective Course

Course Format: Four days onsite in Fargo, ND USA

Course Dates: September 30-October 3, 2019

Scholarship Application Window: July 5 – 31, 2019. Closes at 11:45 pm PST.

  Information: Barley and Malt Quality: A Field to Brewhouse Perspective

Course Location: Fargo, ND USA

Apply Here: NDBC and NDSU Barley and Malt Quality

Course Value: $650

The North Dakota Barley Council and NDSU’s Northern Crops Institute  Barley and Malt Quality: A Field to Brewhouse Perspective Course is a four-day onsite course from September 30-October 3, 2019 in Fargo, ND USA. This scholarship is designed for any woman who desires to expand her knowledge on barley and malt, the backbone of beer. Please see below for Required Applicant Qualifications. 

Barley and Malt Quality short course is held at the state-of-the-art Agricultural Experiment Station Research Greenhouse Complex and includes many tours including ones of experimental barley plots, pathology nurseries, an industrial grain facility and a private barely farm. This course will cover topics of barley growth and management, malting barley, growing practices, malt quality, breeding basics, harvest and storage, and risk management techniques.  During classroom sessions, participants will learn how to grow high quality barley for malting, how to prevent diseases and pests in fields, how to harvest and store malting barley and the best practices for managing risk when growing and marketing malting barley. Attendees will also have hands-on sessions on crossing techniques used in barley breeding research, utilizing barley and malt quality testing equipment, and grain marketing. Please visit NDSU’s Northern Crops Institute for additional information. This course, as with all USA courses, will be offered in English only.

NDSU Institute of Barley and Malt Sciences will waive course tuition and hotel accommodation up to four nights, and North Dakota Barley Council will be providing a stipend to help offset the cost of air travel. Recipient is responsible for booking her own airfare. 

Required Applicant Qualifications: Any woman, anywhere in the world, who is 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 enhancing their malt and brewing knowledge is encouraged to apply.

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 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 50% of the certificate value (to to $500) as a deposit 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 $325 USD to Pink Boots Society.  

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 six weeks after the scholarship application window closes. In this case, the recipient will be announced approximately September 15, 2019.

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