In partnership with YCH HOPS and Gasseling Ranches Inc, Pink Boots Society is pleased to announce its next 2018 scholarship opportunity:

YCH HOPS & Gasseling Ranches

YCH Hop and Brew School ®

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

Course Dates: Aug 28 – 29, 2018

Scholarship Application Window: April 4 – 30, 2018. Closes at 11:45 pm PST.  

Information: YCH Hop & Brew School

Course Location: YCH HOPS, Yakima, WA, USA

Apply Here: https://pinkbootssociety.org/scholarship-application/

Course Value: $200

**PBS is offering three (3) scholarships to Hop and Brew School**

YCH HOPS Hop and Brew School course is a two day on-site course consisting of presentations by hop and brewing experts from Aug 28 – 29, 2018 in Yakima, WA. This scholarship is designed for brewers and anyone interested in expanding their knowledge on the new trends in hops and brewing. Please see below for Required Applicant Qualifications.

This course will cover topics including new trends in hop breeding, hop chemistry and brewing techniques. Guest speakers include award-winning brewers from across the United States speaking on hop usage, recipe formulation and brewing methods. Local hop farmers will also be in attendance to address the numerous growing aspects of hops – from yields and aroma characteristics to new, up and coming proprietary varieties. Each Hop and Brew School class includes a ranch tour, where attendees will experience the hop fields and witness hop picking, drying and baling, as well as a guided tour of YCH headquarters, where they will observe the receiving and warehousing of the hops. Please visit YCH HOPS Hop and Brew School for additional information. This course, as with all USA courses, will be offered in English only.

Up to $1,000 USD stipend will be provided for each of the three scholarships to help offset travel and lodging and will be awarded to each recipient upon successful completion of the course. Meals will be provided by YCH HOPS will on-site.

One scholarship is sponsored by Gasseling Ranches, which has been a family owned hop farm operating in the Yakima Valley for over 100 years. This 4th generation hop farm located in Wapato, WA produces many varieties for YCH including Mosaic, Simcoe, and Citra, and are fully committed to being a sustainably operated farm with the Green ChiefⓇ certification.

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 hop 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 $100 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 pair of pink steel-toed boots.

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 June 15, 2018.

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