Current Scholarships

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  • 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.

  • 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 by posting in an pre-approved format. 

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!

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JUST ANNOUNCED!!!

Pink Boots Society Biennial Conference in Philadelphia, PA Travel Grant Scholarship

Format: Travel Grant Scholarship

Dates: June 24-26, 2024

Scholarship Application Window: April 5 – May 15, 2024

Conference Website

Scholarship Information: As in past years, Pink Boots Society anticipates that women and non-binary individuals from all facets of our industry will attend our 2024 conference. In line with the Pink Boots mission, the conference will be a hub for helping attendees advance their personal and professional development through education. Content will cover the following topics and more: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Human Resources, Mental Health, Leadership, Business, Sales, Marketing, Production, Distribution, Taproom Management, Technical Brewing & more.

This scholarship is a travel grant for members to attend the 2024 Pink Boots Society Biennial Conference if the cost of travel is preventing members from attending the conference. Travel grants of up to $1,500 each will be reimbursed to scholarship recipients with the understanding they need to attend the conference and complete the required Pay it Forward presentation. These funds can be used to cover the registration costs of the event.

Essay Requirements: Please explain how this travel grant will make conference attendance more accessible to you, and further your career.

Location: Wyndham Historic Philadelphia 400 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106

Scholarship Value: $1,500 USD

Seats available: 5

*Terms and conditions apply. Please see below. 


Yakima Chief Hops: Hop & Brew School Experiential Trip 

Event Format: Onsite in Yakima, WA

Event Dates: August 27 - 30, 2024

Scholarship Application Window: April 5 - May 31, 2024

Event Information:  Hop & Brew School

Event Location: Yakima, WA

Scholarship Value: $2,000 USD/per seat

Seats available: 4

Hop & Brew School® is an annual event offering brewers the opportunity to personally experience the thrill of the American hop harvest in the Pacific Northwest and see exactly where great beer begins. hosted in the Yakima Valley, attendees get a chance to tour the farms and facilities where the hops are grown, picked, and kiln dried before being shipped to Yakima Chief Hops (YCH). From there, they visit YCH production and shipping facilities where hops are pressed into pellets, and transformed into other innovative products, creating a full farm to kettle experience. This event is the truest expression of our mission to connect brewers with the family farms that supply their hops!

In addition to farm and facility tours, attendees participate in educational seminars led by industry experts, multi-generational hop growers, and our technical solutions specialists. Topics include product usage, recipe formulation, experimental varieties, brewing practices, and more. Whether it is your first or fourth time at Hop & Brew School, this event always provides attendees with new information and inspiration to take back to the brewery. 

*Terms and conditions apply. Please see below.


Trip's Beer Trips:  Bavarian Hop Harvest Experiential Trip 

Event Format: Onsite in Germany

Event Dates: September 3-11, 2024

Scholarship Application Window: April 5 - May 31, 2024

Event Information:  Bavarian Hop Harvest Tour

Event Location: Bavaria, Germany

Scholarship Value: $4,395 USD/per seat

Seats available: 4

Trip features:

  • VIP Tours of the 3 German Bavarian Hop Regions
    • Hallertau
    • Spalt
    • Tettnang
  • VIP Tours Munich and Bavarian Breweries
  • Experience all things Bavarian Hops Harvest
    • Bavarian Hop Museums
    • Hop farms, Hop’s processing plants, Hop Grading facilities, Bavarian Hop HVG facilities
  • Bavarian Hop Research Center: Hüll
  • Include just about everything in Germany: Lodging, Ground transportation, common food and drinks, and any other entrance or other group expenses
    • Does NOT include airfare and personal purchases
    • Double room occupancy

NOTE: Please be sure you have a valid passport that does NOT expire before June 1, 2025.

*Terms and conditions apply. Please see below.



Current Scholarships – 2024 Q1


Cicerone BeerSavvy® Program

Course Format: Online

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: 2

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.


Road to Cicerone® Courses Educational Series 
(Online Course Suite)

Course Format: Online

Course Dates: Any time

Course Information: Road to Cicerone

Course Location: Your Computer (Anywhere in the world)

Scholarship Value: $295 USD

Seats available: 2

Each online course is mobile-friendly and covers its topic with instructional text, learning activities, references to outside readings, and discussion questions. To complete each book, you can expect to spend about 6-12 hours on reading, study, and activities.

After completing an online course, you should be prepared to pass the included practice exam for that course. Passing the exam earns you an online badge and helps you assess your readiness for the Certified Cicerone® exam.

*Terms and conditions apply. Please see below.


Crafting A Strategy One Year Membership 

Course Format: Online

Course Dates:  1-year from registration

Course Information: Crafting A Strategy

Course Location: Your Computer (anywhere in the world)

Scholarship Value: $99 USD

Seats available: 5

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.


Malteurop’s Annual Barley Days Event

Event Format: In-person event

Event Dates: July 23-26, 2024

Event Location: Great Falls, MT

Seats available: 1

Barley Days includes a combination of education and hands on experience. We offer presentations on Water & Barley, Malting 101, North America Barley Market insights, Growing & Procuring Barley in Montana, Sustainability and more! We also offer an amazing tour of our Great Falls, Montana Malthouse as well as an educational tour of our Irrigated and Dry land farmer partner fields. This is an incredible opportunity to learn how our premium grains reach you, the brewer and distiller, to create an amazing beverage every time!

This Scholarship includes flight, hotel, and transportation, along with lunch and Dinner provided by Malteurop each day. Pink Boots will provide a travel stipend of up to $600.

Premium Grains from Field to Flavor

Malteurop Malting Company (MMC) is based in North America—specializing in growing and producing quality malts for the beer, whiskey, and food processing industries. With local farms and Malthouses spread across the United States, Canada, and Mexico, Malteurop’s commitment to excellence is fully ingrained into every batch it produces, ensuring businesses of any size can create the finest beverages and food products on the planet.

Visit www.malteuropmaltingco.com to learn how we can support your malting needs. Contact us at customersuccess@malteurop.com or (844) 546-MALT (6258) for questions or to place your order.

Malting is our passion. Quality is our promise.

*Terms and conditions apply. Please see below.


Siebel Institue of Technology – WBA Concise Course in Brewing Technology

Course Format: Online or in person

Course Dates: Depends on course

Course Information: WBA Concise Course in Brewing

Course Location: Chicago, IL or online

Scholarship Value: $3980 USD

Seats available: 1

The WBA Concise Course in Brewing Technology covers a similar range of topics as those presented in our advanced-level programs, but at a depth which allows those with only moderate understanding of brewing science and technology to participate in the course. This is an ideal course for those considering entry into the brewing industry, as well as those pursuing a wider knowledge of the business in order to improve their skills and advance in their brewing careers. The course also offers the best way to prepare for our advanced-level programs should you decide to take them at a later date.

This course is offered online and on-campus, both with distinctive advantages. The on-campus option will allow students to participate in vibrant classroom discussions and develop close networks with fellow students. The online option, on the other hand, allows students to advance through the course at their own pace, from the comfort of their office or home, without the need to travel.

If the online option is selected, students will be supervised by the instructional staff of the World Brewing Academy, and will be actively monitored throughout the course. Students can also access instructors via email and chat sessions throughout the duration of the module. The average time spent studying is normally 7-10 hours per week but depends on the individual as well.

*Terms and conditions apply. Please see below.


Steeple Jack Brewing Co.
Spring/Summer 2023 Brewery & Production Internship – Portland, OR

Course Format: Eight (8) weeks onsite in Portland, OR

Course Dates: Spring/Summer 2024 (exact dates to be worked out between recipient & Steeple Jack)

Course Location: Portland, OR

Scholarship Value: $7,000 USD

Seats available: 1

Steeple Jack Brewing in Portland, Oregon is excited to invite one (1) Pink Boots Society member to complete an internship at their brewery and their new production facility in Portland, Oregon. For eight (8) weeks, the recipient will be engulfed in all brewery processes and gain invaluable experience and knowledge about the business. The recipient will receive a $7,000 stipend (given in two parts, at $3,500 each) while fulfilling/working the internship.

All scholarships require successful completion of the course or program. If the recipient does not fulfill the internship, the recipient will be billed for 50% of the $7,000 stipend* and the second half of the stipend will be held back. As a condition of accepting the internship, the recipient will be liable for these charges if the internship is not completed. If applicable, any stipend unpaid at time of leaving the internship will also be held by Pink Boots Society and not paid out to the recipient.

*Terms and conditions apply. Please see below.


White Labs 
Reusing Yeast (On-Demand Course)

Course Format: Online

Course Dates: On-demand (online)

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

Course Location: Your Computer (Anywhere in the world)

Scholarship Value: $79 USD

Seats Available: 1

White Labs’ Reusing Yeast (On-Demand Course) is a 60-75 minutes on-demand course accessible at your convenience online. This scholarship is primarily designed for brewery cellar employees but also provides content that everyone working in a brewery setting should understand. Please see below for Required Applicant Qualifications.

Consistent fermentations and high-quality beer begin with healthy yeast and consistent pitch-rates. Join Joe Kurowski, White Labs head of brewing operations, in this course, which offers an in-depth look at how to best harvest and store yeast for optimal performance. Explore various fermentation-related topics such as pitch rates, best practices when looking at yeast health and ideal conditions for yeast storage. Five course modules will cover the following areas:

     • Yeast Selection & Overview

     • Yeast Harvesting

     • Yeast Storage

     • Yeast Health

     • Pitching Yeast

*Terms and conditions apply. Please see below. 

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

Course Format: Online

Course Dates: On-demand (online)

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

Course Location: Your Computer (Anywhere in the world)

Scholarship Value: $149 USD

Seats Available: 1

White Labs’ Sour Beer: Alternative Microbes and Fermentation Techniques (On-Demand Course) is a 90-120 minute on-demand course accessible at your convenience online. This scholarship is primarily designed for brewers and cellarpersons but also provides content that is useful to everyone working in a brewery.

Ready to learn more about the microbes responsible for making sour and farmhouse beers? From traditional spontaneous fermentation to inoculation techniques and overviews of the major organisms used and found in sour beer we’ll review the behavior of select organisms and how to best utilize them in a sour program. Join us through our on-demand portal which covers the ins and outs of sour beer fermentation and culture management. Five course modules will cover the following areas:

     • Module 1: Introduction and Organisms

     • Module 2: Fermentation Control

     • Module 3: Fermentation Techniques

     • Breakout Module: Kettle Souring

• Module 4: Capturing Wild Cultures

     • Module 5: Fermenting Sour Beer in a “Clean” Brewery

*Terms and conditions apply. Please see below. 

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

Course Format: Online

Course Dates: On-demand (online)

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

Course Location: Your Computer (Anywhere in the world)

Scholarship Value: $79 USD

Seats Available: 1

White Labs’ The Many Flavors of Fermentation (On-Demand Course) is a 60-75 minutes on-demand course accessible at your convenience online. This scholarship is designed for all brewery industry employees.

The ability to effectively communicate fermentation attributes is crucial in the business of brewing. Through the use of video, slides, narration, and quizzes, this online class will explore ways to describe yeast influenced flavor/aroma compounds, how yeast can manipulate other ingredients, and ways to establish brand identity through sensory. Students will develop a comprehensive vocabulary and the ability to clearly communicate fermentation profiles to staff and customers alike. Five course modules will cover the following areas:

     • Overview of fermentation

     • Yeast driven flavors, aromas, and other attributes

     • Ingredient interactions

     • Application internally

     • Application externally

*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 program. 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.  The details for the proposed PIF project must be submitted for approval to PBS prior to the event as well as a brief summary after to be posted 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 courses 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 reimbursed once valid receipts of travel expenses are submitted and approved. If the recipient fails to successfully complete the course, stipend (if applicable) will be forfeited and not reimbursed.

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

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