In partnership with Barth-Haas Hops, Pink Boots Society is pleased to announce its next 2016 scholarship opportunity:

Barth-Haas Hops Academy

Barth-Haas Hops Academy

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

Course Dates: Sept. 27 – 28, 2016

Scholarship Application Window: May 5 – 31, 2016. Closes at 11:45 pm PDST.  

Information: Barth-Haas Yakima Hops Academy 2016 or http://www.barthhaasgroup.com/hopsacademy/en/the-academy 

Course Location: Haas Innovations, Yakima, WA, USA

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

Barth-Haas Yakima Hops Academy 2016 course is a two day on-site course consisting of presentations by hop and brewing experts from Sept. 27th to 28th, 2016 at Haas Innovations Center in Yakima, WA, USA. This scholarship is designed for brewers and anyone interested in expanding their knowledge on new trends in hop production, hop research and brewing. Please see below for Required Applicant Qualifications to see if you qualify.

This course will cover topics including new trends in hop breeding, hop chemistry, hop quality, and brewing techniques. Guest speakers include top researchers and growers from around the world speaking on new hop varieties, products, usage, and analytical and sensory evaluation techniques to gauge hop and beer quality. In addition, the course includes tours of the Haas hop farm and production facility, where attendees will experience the hop fields and witness all components of hop production from whole hops to CO2 extract, as well as a guided tour of Haas Innovations Research Brewery. Please visit Barth-Haas Hops Academy for additional information. This course, as with all USA courses, will be offered in English only.

An $850 USD stipend will be provided to help offset travel and lodging expenses and will be awarded to the recipient upon successful completion of the course.

Required Applicant Qualifications: Any woman, anywhere in the world, who earns income from the beer industry and is interested in expanding her brewing raw material and hop knowledge is encouraged to apply.

Any woman who earns income from the beer industry is eligible to apply for any Pink Boots Society scholarship and is automatically qualified for Pink Boots Society membership. Click here to join or to connect with us.

Terms and Conditions:  Due to the nature of this course, the selection committee requires that the applicant must be 21 years of age or older.

All courses require a deposit of 50% of the course value 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 deposit in the amount of $175 USD to Pink Boots Society (or equivalent to PBS international chapters). The $850 USD stipend will also be held until successful completion of the course is verified. Upon verifying successful completion of the course, the recipient (or recipient’s employer) will receive full stipend and deposit reimbursement in her native currency from Pink Boots Society. Please Note: If the recipient fails to successfully complete the course, the deposit and stipend will be forfeited and not reimbursed.

All PBS scholarships have a “Pay It Forward” requirement, where our scholarship recipients pay forward the knowledge they gained in their scholarship course within 6 months of completing the course. This is accomplished through many means like publishing an article or giving a speech at a national professional seminar or conference. Many recipients choose to Pay It Forward (PIF) at our highly anticipated PBS Great American Beer Festival (GABF) meeting & Education Seminar in Denver each autumn.

Best wishes to all applicants!

Please note that Scholarship Recipients are announced to general public approximately six weeks after the scholarship application window closes. In this case, the recipient will be announced July 15, 2016.