Scholarship Available

Once again, the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation is offering two full-tuition brewing education scholarships in 2008 for individuals looking to enter the professional brewing industry and those brewers who are new to the industry.

Glen Falconer followed his dream and pursued a professional brewing career after many years as a homebrewer. He was the brewer at the Steelhead Brewery in Eugene, Rogue Ales in Newport, Oregon and the Wild Duck Brewery in Eugene until his untimely death in 2002.

One scholarship is for the World Brewing Academy Concise Course in Brewing Technology held at the Siebel Institute in Chicago in October/November 2008. The Concise Course in Brewing Technology is a two-week intensive program that covers every topic critical to successful brewery operations. The program is designed for brewers pursuing a wider knowledge of professional brewing standards and techniques in order to advance their brewing careers as well as individuals planning to enter the brewing industry.

The second scholarship allows candidates to apply for one of three two-week modules from the International Diploma in Brewing Technology Program held at Siebel’s Chicago campus in September/October 2008. This specialty brewing scholarship is intended for those brewers who seek an in-depth understanding of a specific brewing discipline. Candidates must designate which module they wish to attend.

The Concise Course scholarships are open to individuals planning on entering the brewing industry and to professional brewers with no more than two years of brewery work experience. The specialty brewing scholarship is open only to professional brewers. Applicants must be from the Pacific Northwest (including Alaska and Hawaii) and Northern California regions (San Francisco Bay/Monterey Bay areas and north). Each scholarship includes a $750 stipend to help offset travel and lodging expenses.

For more details and information on how to apply, visit the Siebel Institute website at