SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES 

Below you will find a list of Fermenta Scholarship opportunities that are offered at this time. Please review the requirements and details for each offering before you apply.  

If you have any questions about the details or requirements, please email us at Scholarships@fermentamichigan.org. Good luck!

Requirements:

  • You must identify as female and be a current Active Fermenta member.
  • Applications must be received by midnight of the deadline listed.
  • Only one application per member per opportunity will be accepted.
  • Members may only win once per scholarship category every 12 month period. Within 12 months, you are eligible to win multiple scholarships, as long as each scholarship is in a unique category. (The categories are: Entry Level, Continuing Education, Conferences/Certifications/Professional Memberships, and BIPOC.)
  • Scholarships not used within 12 months of receipt will be forfeited.
  • Recipients must provide feedback of the experience to Fermenta in the form of a written report, online blog, photo album, in-person presentation, or other mutually agreed upon format.
  • Rights to publish such report and photographs of the winner are granted to Fermenta.
  • Board Members and Scholarship Committee Members are ineligible to win.
  • While looking at applications, members of the Scholarship Committee do not see the name of the applicant.

Michigan Brewers Guild Virtual Winter Beer Conference 

Deadline to apply: December 31, 2020

This scholarship was recently offered and the deadline has passed.

Tuesday, January 12 through Thursday, January 14, 2021 (3-7pm)

The Virtual Winter Conference kicks off this year Tuesday, January 12 at 3pm with keynote speaker Garrett Oliver - Michael Jackson Foundation, Brooklyn Brewery.

Join us for three afternoons of informative sessions — focused on agriculture, business and technical aspects — along with two Virtual Trade Show sessions geared toward the brewing industry.  (Schedule subject to change.) For more information and a list of topics, see https://www.mibeer.com/Events/winter-conferenc

 This opportunity is considered an Certifications/Conferences/Professional Memberships Level scholarship. For requirements, see top of this page.

If you have any questions, please email Scholarships@fermentamichigan.org

Bertie Brown $200 in Scholarship Funds

BIPOC 

Now accepting applications.

Bertie Brown $200 in Scholarship Funds

Are you a woman of color working in the fermented food or beverage industries?* Could you use a scholarship to help with the costs of conferences, classes, or continued education?

Apply for the Bertie Brown Scholarship. It provides up to $200 to assist with tuition, materials, conferences, or any other professional expenses. Any woman of color who is an active member of Fermenta is eligible. This scholarship will be offered continuously (no deadline) as long as there are funds available and eligible applicants! 

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

If you haven’t joined Fermenta and money is tight, let us know - scholarship backers will fund as many new BIPOC members as we can. Email us at: Scholarships@fermentamichigan.org  (Please mention BIPOC in the subject line.)

*Pickling, cheese-making, brewing, wine-making, cider-making, distilling, mead-making, yogurt-making, kombucha-making, etc. . . . .

Entry Level

American Homebrew Association Membership - awarding two scholarships!

This scholarship was recently offered and the deadline has passed.

Happy "Learn to Homebrew Day" !!  

November 7, 2020.

Fermenta is offering two memberships to the American Homebrew Association. If you are interested, this is a a first-come-first-serve opportunity. 


 This opportunity is considered an Entry Level scholarship. For requirements, see top of this page.

If you have any questions, please email Scholarships@fermentamichigan.org


Entry Level

This scholarship was recently offered and the deadline has passed.

Cicerone® Certification Program BeerSavvy On-line

Thank you to the Cicerone® Certification Program for sponsoring this scholarship!   

https://www.cicerone.org/

“BeerSavvy® Online uses videos, activities, and quizzes to lead you through eight professionally-designed course modules (see demo below). Best of all, you’ll proceed at your own pace: you could do it all in a weekend. Or start with ten minutes today, a half-hour tomorrow—then take a break and continue in a week. You have a full 90 days to complete the course. You can complete the modules in any order and repeat them as many times as you like. When you’re ready, take the included Certified Beer Server exam to earn your first Cicerone certification.”

More info here: https://www.cicerone.org/products/beersavvy?gclid=Cj0KCQjwuL_8BRCXARIsAGiC51CcUn-yZbZFETdCSc4h_N5F2onWVJ3HFQAKKXhLzTRzXlD1F6ZVXboaAvqlEALw_wcB

Deadline: November 27, 2020

 This opportunity is considered an Entry Level scholarship. For requirements, see top ofhis page.

If you have any questions, please email Scholarships@fermentamichigan.org


Continuing Education Level

This scholarship was recently offered and the deadline has passed.

CHOOSE YOUR COURSE – WINE, SAKE or SPIRITS!

These courses are on-line, and are run by the WSET, the Wine & Spirit Education Trust https://www.wsetglobal.com  The WSET partner with organizations worldwide. In the USA the Napa Valley Wine Academy teaches the classes.

All courses are four-week, self-paced courses with a fixed start/end date (choose your preferred date), and include 12 months of access to the online learning material. All courses include the on-line exam. The wine course includes a wine kit.


More information about the WINE course 

https://napavalleywineacademy.com/product/wset-level-1-four-4-week-online-course/


More information about the SAKE course 

https://napavalleywineacademy.com/product/wset-level-1-in-sake-four-4-week-online-course/


More information about the SPIRITS course 

https://napavalleywineacademy.com/product/wset-level-1-in-spirits-four-4-week-online-course/

Deadline: November 27, 2020

 This opportunity is considered a Continuing Education scholarship. For requirements, see top of this page.

If you have any questions, please email Scholarships@fermentamichigan.org

Continuing Education Level

This scholarship was recently offered and the deadline has passed.

UC Davis Online Beer Courses

UC Davis California’s Continuing and Professional Development are offering 4 on-line courses, all starting in early 2021. Choose your area of interest!

Three are in the Beer Quality Series, ideal for brewers.

One is about “Craft Beer Law”, and might be ideal if you own, or are planning to open a brewery!

Deadline: November 27, 2020

 This opportunity is considered a Continuing Education scholarship. For requirements, see top of this page.

If you have any questions, please email Scholarships@fermentamichigan.org


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