In October 2020, we rolled out a new application and review platform, Survey Monkey Apply. We shifted to a quarterly application cycle and began offering the Open Forum as a Pay it Forward option for our recipients. There are several benefits for our applicants, review team, and administrators, as well as our overall membership that come with this fresh approach to Pink Boots Society Scholarships:

  • Applicants will have three months to prepare their application instead of just one.
  • Applications can be saved in progress and applicants can return to finish them at any time during the application period.
  • Apply for multiple scholarships with one application! Simply select up to three scholarships you are interested in, and your application will automatically be sent to the proper review team for each scholarship. Please note, that if selected for more than one scholarship, the recipient will have to choose which one they will accept.
  • Request a letter of recommendation from anyone from the application page. Once your recommender uploads their letter, it will automatically be added to your application.
  • Reviewers will be able to review submitted applications in real time, which will in turn shorten the amount of time applicants are waiting to hear back about their applications. This also relieves the pressure on our volunteers’ time so that they can balance their schedule as busy professionals with hectic lives.
  • Recipients will be able to fulfill their Pay it Forward requirement on our Open Forum. While many local, regional, and chapter meetings have been cancelled due to COVID-19, we are thrilled to provide a digital option that can be submitted from the safety of your home. Additionally, this will provide easy access to the information our recipients learned during their course to all our members, so we can all benefit together from the Pink Boots Society scholarships.

We hope that you will take advantage of all that Pink Boots Society has to offer, and that these improvements will make it easier than ever to further your career through education!

Fourth Quarter Scholarships

The following scholarship applications are available to Pink Boots Society members from October 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021.

Click here to read a full course description and to apply for any of the following scholarships. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pink Boots Society and Brew Pipeline partner to provide the following University of Vermont scholarships to PBS members to further their brewing knowledge in brewery finance, beer sales, social media promotion, marketing, branding, operations, and distribution.

Brew Pipeline sponsored: University of Vermont Business of Craft Beer Professional Certificate

Course Format: Web-based online courses; 8 weeks per course

Course Dates: Spring 2022 – Winter 2022

Information: Business of Craft Beer Professional Certificate

Course Location: Your Computer (anywhere in the world)

Scholarship Value: $4,485 USD

Seats Available: 2

Apply Now!

Today’s craft beer industry is increasingly competitive leading to new challenges for new brewery owners. The key to launching and running a successful brewery in this environment is to develop a strong business foundation. This program offers industry knowledge in brewery finance, beer sales, social media promotion, marketing, branding, operations, and distribution.
Take Advantage of Fully Online Courses
Flexible online courses allow participants the opportunity to balance career, family, and other obligations.

Learn from Industry Experts
All instructors and guest speakers are industry professionals who offer valuable craft beer insights.

Gain Real World Knowledge
Join online courses featuring industry scenarios, interactive discussions, all supported by top craft beer experts.

Choose Your Path
Whether your goal is to transfer skills to work for a brewery or distributor (craft beer sales, marketing, or operations), or start your own brewery, select courses to best serve your goals.

Expand Your Network

The certificate and courses are a great way to network with other entrepreneurial-minded professionals who are passionate about the craft beer industry.

*Terms and conditions apply. Please see below.


Cicerone BeerSavvy® Program

Course Format: Web-based Online Course

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

Course Information:  Cicerone Beer Savvy

Course Location: Your Computer (Anywhere in the world)

Scholarship Value: $199 USD

Seats available: 1

Apply Now!

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.

*Terms and conditions apply. Please see below.


In partnership with Crafting A Strategy, Pink Boots Society is pleased to announce its next 2021 scholarship opportunity:

 

 

 

 

 

Crafting A Strategy One Year Membership 

Course Format: Online

Course Dates: 1-year from registration

Information: Crafting A Strategy

Course Location: Your Computer (anywhere in the world)

Course Value: $99 USD

Seats available: 5

Apply Now!

Crafting A Strategy (CAS) is a global online learning platform that will be available to the scholarship recipients from one year starting from award date. Used in universities and breweries all over the world, CAS has over 150 digital content pieces specific to the business needs of brewing entrepreneurs. These include podcasts, webinars, case studies, white papers, instructional videos, blogs, and a professional forum. Scholarship recipients will receive access to all CAS content and forums for one calendar year and they will also receive a weekly CAS newsletter with industry analysis, advice, and links to new content and forums. This scholarship is designed for those owning or planning a brewery, company presidents, CEOs, COOs, CFOs, marketing professionals, head brewers, and sales strategists. Please see below for Required Applicant Qualifications.

*Terms and conditions apply. Please see below.


In partnership with Not Your Hobby Marketing Solutions, Pink Boots Society is excited to announce its next 2021 scholarship opportunity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not Your Hobby Marketing Solutions – Digital Library Credit

Course Format: Credit towards content

Course Dates: Anytime

Information: Not Your Hobby Marketing Solutions Digital Library

Course Location: Your Computer or mobile device (anywhere in the world)

Scholarship Value: $500 USD

Seats Available: 1

Apply Now!

Not Your Hobby Marketing Solutions provides business education and learning resources to the craft beverage industry in an easily accessible format for busy professionals. Take your knowledge of outside sales, digital marketing, and distribution management to the next level with a $500 digital library credit. Choose any online course or webinar combinations that will benefit your career the most.

*Terms and conditions apply. Please see below. 

Not Your Hobby Marketing Solutions – Bev Biz Mastermind Membership

Course Format: Online

Course Dates: Annual Membership

Information: Not Your Hobby Marketing Solutions Bev Biz Mastermind Membership

Course Location: Your Computer or mobile device (anywhere in the world)

Scholarship Value: $360 USD

Seats Available: 1

Apply Now!

Not Your Hobby Marketing Solutions provides business education and learning resources to the craft beverage industry in an easily accessible format for busy professionals. Learn about outside sales techniques, digital marketing tactics, and distribution management from industry experts and peers. Live group coaching sessions every month, interviews with craft beverage industry experts, and educational resources to help you grow your business knowledge.

*Terms and conditions apply. Please see below. 


In partnership with White Labs, Pink Boots Society is pleased to announce our next 2021 scholarship opportunities:

White Labs 

Reusing Yeast (On-Demand Course)

Course Format: On-demand

Course Dates: On-demand (online)

Information: White Labs’ Reusing Yeast (On-Demand Course) 

Course Location: Online

Scholarship Value: $79 USD

Seats Available: 1

Apply Now!

*Terms and conditions apply. Please see below.

White Labs 

Sour Beer: Alternative Microbes and Fermentation Techniques (On-Demand Course)

Course Format: On-demand

Course Dates: On-demand (online)

Information: White Labs’ Sour Beer: Alternative Microbes and Fermentation Techniques (On-Demand Course)

Course Location: Online

Scholarship Value: $149 USD

Seats Available: 1

Apply Now!

*Terms and conditions apply. Please see below.

White Labs 

The Many Flavors of Fermentation (On-Demand Course)

Course Format: On-demand

Course Dates: On-demand (online)

Information: White Labs The Many Flavors of Fermentation (On-Demand Course)

Course Location: Online

Scholarship Value: $79 USD

Apply Now!

*Terms and conditions apply. Please see below.


Yuengling Diversity in Brewing Scholarship

Course Format: Varies by Program

Course Dates: Varies by Program and Include Spring Semester 2022 and Fall Semester 2022

Scholarship Application Window: October 1 -December 31, 2021

Course Location: Varies by Program 

Scholarship Value: Up to $10,000 USD

Seats available: 1

Pink Boots Society and D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. partner to provide one exceptional woman who identifies as part of a traditionally underrepresented group in the brewing industry up to $10,000 in scholarship funds to be used to further their brewing education, technical knowledge, and leadership skills. There are (6) programs applicants can apply to be chosen to receive scholarships for:

School/Program Program Name Type of Certificate/Degree Scholarship Amount Course Format Course Dates
Philadelphia University of the Sciences Brewing Science Certificate Graduate Certificate up to $10,000 On campus 1- or 2-years beginning Fall 2021
Cincinnati State AAS in Brewing Science with optional Sales and Marketing Certificate Associates + Certificate up to $10,000 On campus 2 years beginning Fall 2021
PA College of Technology Brewing and Fermentation Science Certificate Brewing & Fermentation Science program up to $10,000 On campus 1+ years beginning Fall 2021
University of South Florida Brewing Arts Program Non-academic, MBAA Recognized Certificate $5,000 Online 23 weeks beginning Fall 2021
Siebel Institute Concise Course Course $3,875 Online 3 months online OR 2 weeks in-person in Chicago, several options
eCornell University Women in Leadership Certificate $3,000 Online Five, 2-week courses beginning Fall 2021

Yuengling is America’s Oldest Brewery, and currently in its 5th and 6th generation of family ownership.  The 6th generation, led by the four Yuengling sisters, and the family is committed to help support other women grow their career in the beer industry.

*Terms and conditions apply. Please see below.



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 Pink Boots Society Online Community Forum. Many recipients choose to PIF at their local chapter meetings, but you may also present at our annual CBC and GABF meetings.

All scholarships require successful completion of the course. Recipients will be billed 50% (up to $500) of the course value if they do not successfully complete the course. As a condition of accepting the scholarship, the recipient will be liable for these charges if the course is not completed with passing marks. Any stipend (if applicable) will also be held until successful completion of the course and PIF is verified.

Please Note: If the recipient fails to successfully complete the course, stipend (if applicable) will be forfeited and not reimbursed. Once the PIF is verified, the recipient will receive a Pink Boots Society flannel shirt or pink boots.

By accepting a Pink Boots scholarship, recipients will be ineligible to receive another scholarship for a period of two years from the acceptance date.

Please note that Scholarship Recipients are announced approximately eight weeks after the scholarship application window closes.