District Texas Walt Powell Memorial Scholarship

​About

This scholarship is a memorial to Walt Powell set up by his parents, Walter Connally and Bolivia Powell.  Walt was taken from us much too early on June 4, 2013 at the age of 33.  For those of you that did not know Walt I want to share just a bit of Walt’s life.

Flix Brewhouse in Round Rock, Texas, cofounded by Walt, was the initial and only First-Run Cinema Craft Brewery in the world. At the time of his death, Walt was planning the national roll-out of several additional Flix Brewhouse locations.  I am sure that there is currently another Flix Brewhouse in Des Moines, Iowa.  Thus, his legacy continues!
 
During his career, Walt was a fixture at brew festivals and events around the country and was an active member of numerous craft beer social and trade groups.  Walt’s idea of a great European vacation was visiting Trappist Brewing Monasteries in Belgium and being fluent in French he was able to glean many secrets which assisted him with his favorite beers, the sweet, Belgian brews!
 
I only met Walt once yet that brief encounter convinced me he was going to be a pillar in the craft brewing world.  I only wish we could have had him with us much longer.
 
Walt’s father and mother want this scholarship this scholarship to go to someone who really has a love for brewing and I am sure Walt is pleased with this fantastic opportunity that will benefit his colleagues! Read More...

Requirements

Membership in good standing with MBAA - District Texas with a passion for brewing.

Application

Deadline February 1

Submit a comprehensive essay describing how passionate you are about the brewing industry, how you became involved in the brewing industry, why you love brewing, and be sure to highlight any accomplishments in the industry.
Either within the body of the essay or separately please include a listing of your history in the brewing industry.  Suggested topics to cover are as follows:
  • Past and current brewing jobs
  • Brewery and/or festival volunteering
  • Brewing events attended, volunteered, or worked
  • Brewing coursework or general beer coursework
  • Homebrewing experience, club memberships, etc.
  • Experience as a brewing/beer educator for both colleagues and or the general public
Submit applications to mbaadtsholarship@gmail.com
 
Applications are due by Feb 1 and will be announced at the Spring Meeting.