“Pour it Forward” Brewing Scholarship Now Open

UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education is seeking applicants for its diversity-focused “Pour it Forward” scholarship, which provides an aspiring professional brewer with a fully funded enrollment into the prestigious online UC Davis Master Brewers Certificate Program.

The application deadline is 11/30/21 and the online program starts in early 2022. The application is available on the UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education website – https://cpe.ucdavis.edu/areas-study/brewing/scholarship.

The scholarship is available to students who are committed to diversity, have experience and/or understanding of the barriers traditionally faced by people from underrepresented populations (based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities…) and demonstrate a high potential for leadership in promoting cross-cultural understanding in the brewing industry.

“Changing an industry takes time, but education and the lifetime of opportunities it represents is the first step,” said Dr. Glen Fox, academic director of the UC Davis Master Brewers Certificate Program.

The scholarship is paid for by the “Pour it Forward” crowdfunding campaign, which generated more than $21,000 from individual donors and brewing industry partners, including Deschutes Brewery, Yakima Chief Hops, El Segundo Brewing, North Coast Brewing Company, Sudwerk Brewing, Touchstone Brewing Company, Seismic Brewing Company, CLS Farms and Great Western Malting.

For more than 25 years, the UC Davis Master Brewers Certificate Program has been providing students with an in-depth understanding of brewing science and brewery engineering and preparing them to enter the brewing industry with the potential to rise to the highest levels of leadership within it. To date, the program has graduated more than 850 students from more than 20 countries. For more information on the “Pour it Forward” scholarship, UC Davis Master Brewers Program and how to support UC Davis’ efforts to increase diversity in the brewing industry, contact Melissa Marbach (mamarbach@ucdavis.edu).

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