In late 2019, the MNCBG and our partners established the “Diversity In Brewing” scholarship at the Dakota County Technical College for their Brewing and Beer Steward Technology Certificate Program.
The goal of these scholarships is twofold:
- To actively contribute to a brewing industry that reflects the diversity of our great state, and
- To support the educational goals of people who are currently under-represented in our industry by eliminating financial barriers.
Underrepresented students including those identifying as an ethnic and/or racial minority, veterans, women, and members of the LBGTQ+ community with financial need will be given special consideration.
Applications for the Spring 2022 semester have closed. Please check this page in early 2022 for details on Fall 2022 applications!
Scholarships range from $500-$1,000, and multiple Diversity In Brewing scholarships are available each semester.
Dear Diversity in Brewing Scholarship Donors,
I am so grateful to be selected to receive this scholarship. It will help me very much with the costs of going to school. I plan to use my certification to be the first female brewer assistant at [Brewery Redacted] after graduating. I will also be using my knowledge for some of my own creations at home as well. I will be specializing in IPAs and sours and hopefully someday you will be able to see my creations in a cooler near you!
B.H. (2021 recipient)
The Guild began fundraising for the Diversity in Brewing Scholarship in early 2020 as a way to support a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive craft beer industry in Minnesota. Initially funded through Guild member donations and the Guild’s 2020 July Shop proceeds, the scholarship fund is now sustained by donations, brewery event stipend contributions, and 10% of proceeds from the sale of our Pride Logo t-shirt. Individuals and businesses are welcome to donate using the form below. NOTE: The MNCBG is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit, but donations to our organization are NOT tax-deductible.