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In partnership with University of California, Davis Extension, the Pink Boots Society is pleased to announce its next 2017 scholarship opportunity:

UC Davis Extension’s

Intensive Brewing Science for Practical Brewing Course

Course Format: On-site in Davis, CA, USA

Course Dates: June 12-16, 2017 9am to 4pm in Davis, CA, USA

Scholarship Application Window: February 2 – 28, 2017. Closes at 11:45 pm PST.  

Information: Intensive Brewing Science for Practical Brewing

Course Location: Sudwerk Brewing Company, Davis, CA, USA

Apply Here: Scholarship Application

University of California, Davis Extension Intensive Brewing Science for Practical Brewing course is an on-site one week course June 12-16, 2017 at Sudwerk Brewing Company in Davis, CA, USA. This scholarship is designed for brewers, assistant brewers, quality personnel or anyone that requires technical training to complete their tasks in the brewhouse. Please see below for Required Applicant Qualifications.

This five day on-site course offers an intensive introduction to the sciences of brewing, engineering and brewing practice. Attendees will learn the technological and biochemical aspects of the entire brewing process from world renowned instructors Drs. Charles Bamforth and Michael Lewis. Topics of the interactive lecture sessions cover all aspects of brewing from raw materials to fermentation to quality control and sensory evaluation. In addition to formal lectures, the course includes a tour of a famous craft brewery and beer tasting with a professional sensory scientist. Please visit UC Davis Intensive Brewing Science for Practical Brewing for additional information.This course, as with all USA courses, will be offered in English only. See Terms and Conditions below for English proficiency requirements.

A $1,000 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: Any woman, anywhere in the world, who earns income from the beer industry and is over the age of 21 is encouraged to apply. It is highly encouraged that the applicant possess or be familiar with brewing processes and/or related sciences.

Any woman who earns income from 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.

Terms and Conditions:  Due to the nature of this course, the selection committee requires at least one (1) letter of recommendation to be submitted along with the application and 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, our highly anticipated Great American Beer Festival (GABF) PBS meeting & Education Seminar in Denver each autumn.

All courses require a 50% of the course value 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 $700 USD to Pink Boots Society (or equivalent to PBS international chapters). The $1,000 USD stipend will also be held until successful completion of the course is verified.

Once the PIF is completed no later than 6 months after course completion and verified, the Pink Boots Society will provide the full deposit reimbursement to the scholarship recipient (or recipient’s employer) in her native currency. Please Note: If the recipient fails to successfully complete the course and PIF, the deposit and stipend will be forfeited and not reimbursed.

This course is offered in English only. If you are not completely fluent in English, please 1) make sure your application is in English and has been looked over by an English speaking proofreader (Google Translate is not an adequate solution) and 2) please include a note in your application letting us know how you plan to overcome the language barrier. We want to make sure applicants are optimizing their chances of being considered and also that the winner will be able to fully participate in the program.

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 April 15, 2017.

Scholarship Application:

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