MNCBG Member Scholarships

  • CBC Scholarship: Now Closed
  • MNCBG Fall Scholarship: Now Closed
  • MNCBG Spring Scholarship:  Now Closed
  • MNCBG Diversity in Brewing Scholarship: Now Closed

Fall and Spring Scholarship Details:

MNCBG Fall and Spring Scholarships support programs related to continuing education, training, certification, etc. Recipients will be selected anonymously, based on need, by members of the Guild’s EDU Committee. Scholarships will be awarded as a reimbursement check for program expenses; receipt of purchase will be required.

Scholarship may be used for most expenses incurred to participate in professional development, including registration, tuition, books and supplies, travel and lodging, childcare, etc. Past Recipients used their scholarship to support:

  • MBAA Brewery Maintenance Course
  • OSU Beer Quality & Analysis Series
  • Festival and Event Management Online Course
  • Online Classes through
  • Craft Brewers Conference 2023
  • Cicerone Program Level 2
  • Hop & Brew School
  • Digital Marketing Bootcamp
  • Micromatic Advanced Training

Any staff (FT or PT) employed at an MNCBG member brewery or brewpub is welcome to apply. Scholarships will only be awarded to applicants who list a specific program/plan for their scholarship, and funds must be used for that program only. The Guild highly encourages staff who are underrepresented in the MN craft beer industry to apply for our scholarships.

Owners/operators can also apply for these scholarships to provide continuing ed training for their staff more broadly, but individual applications will be prioritized. If applying for staff, please indicate how many staff will receive training through the program.

Diversity in Brewing Scholarship Details:

As part of our mission to promote, protect, and grow a robust MN craft brewing industry, the MNCBG offers scholarships to individuals at member brewery/brewpubs throughout the year, and provides scholarships to students enrolled in the Dakota County Technical College‘s Brewing and Beer Steward Technology Certificate Program.

Diversity in Brewing Scholarship
Applications open in April and September
Funds Available: range from $500-$1,000 per applicant
>> See the Diversity in Brewing Page to Learn More

CBC Scholarship Details:

This scholarship will be opening in late winter 2023. The MNCBG CBC Scholarships are awarded to brewery or brewpub members to help businesses offset the cost of attending the annual Craft Brewers Conference. Scholarships are awarded in the form of a registration reimbursement. Recipients will be selected based on need and our goal of supporting a variety of MN craft breweries and brewpubs. Only one scholarship per business will be awarded.

Any MNCBG member brewery or brewpub is welcome to apply. The application is likely best filled out by someone in a leadership role, but this is not required. Please note: the reimbursement will be awarded to the member brewery, not the individual who completes the application.