Jack Joyce Scholarship Awards $60,000 to​ ​Future Fermenters

Six Oregon State University Fermentation Science students were awarded a combined total of $60,000 through the Jack Joyce Scholarship last Friday night.

The scholarship, established by Columbia Distributing and Rogue Ales & Spirits as a tribute to the late Rogue founder Jack Joyce, has awarded over $300,000 in scholarships over the last five years. Each year the scholarships are funded by generous donations from influential organizations in the beer industry, as well from the portions of the proceeds of Rogue’s Hot Tub Scholarship Lager.

From left to right: Lindsi Taylor, Director of Corporate Communications at Columbia Distributing, Arnbjorn Stokholm, Jordan Chulyak, Sydney Lee, Larissa Hizman, Andrew Sutton, Ben Smallen and Brett Joyce, President of Rogue Ales & Spirits.
This year’s donors include Great Western Malting, Beer Institute, Hop Valley Brewing, Indie Hops LLC, Coleman Agriculture, National Beer Wholesaler’s Association (NBWA), Ss Brewtech, 2 Towns Ciderhouse, Umpqua Bank, Georgia-Pacific and Saxco International.

“We award these scholarships to passionate students who are committed to their craft,” says Lindsi Taylor, Director of Corporate Communications at Columbia Distributing. “It’s an honor to be able to make a meaningful impact on these talented individuals in honor of Jack.”

“These scholarships are given, without strings, to students who reflect the spirit of Rogue and my dad and who demonstrate a love of fermentation, whether that be beer, wine or kombucha,” says Rogue President Brett Joyce. “The money isn’t tied to any GPA requirement, or any future promise to even brew beer. We are committed to future fermenters—their success is our success.”

Applications for next year’s Jack Joyce Scholarships will open on the first day of Oregon State University’s fall term, September 25, 2019.

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