In partnership with Barth-Haas and John I. Haas Hops, Pink Boots Society is pleased to announce its next 2019 scholarship opportunity:


Hops Academy ®

Course Format: Two days on-site in Yakima, WA, USA

Course Dates: September 10-11, 2019

Scholarship Application Window: May 5 – 31, 2019. Closes at 11:45 pm PDST.  

Information: Barth-Haas Hops Academy

Course Location: Haas Innovations, Yakima, WA, USA

Course Value: $375 USD

Barth-Haas Hops Academy course is a two day on-site course consisting of presentations by hop and brewing experts from September 10-11, 2019 at Haas Innovations center in Yakima, WA, USA. This scholarship is designed for brewers and anyone interested in expanding their knowledge on new trends in hop production, hop research and brewing. Please see below for Required Applicant Qualifications to see if you qualify.

This course will cover topics including new trends in hop breeding, hop chemistry and brewing techniques. Guest speakers include top researchers and growers presenting on new hop varieties, products, usage, and analytical and sensory evaluation techniques to gauge hop and beer quality. In addition, the course includes tours of the Haas hop farm and production facility, where attendees will experience the hop fields and witness all components of hop production from whole hops to CO2 extract, as well as a guided tour of Haas Innovations Research Brewery. Please visit Barth-Haas Hops Academ for additional information. This course, as with all USA courses, will be offered in English only.

An $1000 USD stipend will be provided by John I. Haas to help offset travel and lodging expenses and 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 is eligible to apply for any Pink Boots Society scholarship and is automatically qualified for Pink Boots Society membership. Click here to join or to connect with us. Any member who is interested in enhancing their brewing raw material and hop knowledge is encouraged to apply.

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

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 $187 USD deposit to Pink Boots Society.  Pink Boots Society will reimburse UP TO $1000 USD for travel expenses and accommodation after successful completion of the course is verified.

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

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