​​Course Scholarships

"... the course was amazing! I learned so much and met so many great people in the brewing industry... Thank you once again for such a fantastic opportunity, I am forever grateful."

Obed Salazar
Head Brewer
Golden Road Brewing

(2019 Walt Powell scholarship recipient to the Brewing and Malting Science course​)

Master Brewers Scholarship

Master Brewers members in good standing are eligible to apply for the Master Brewers Scholarship. The scholarship covers the cost of tuition to the following courses: Brewing and Malting Science, Brewery Maintenance Systems​, and Brewery Packaging Technology.  

Scholarship Application Deadlines:

 Questions? Contact Bryan Mowry at Master Brewers​.​

Learn more and apply for a Master Brewers Scholarship.

​The John Mallett Scholarship

​Provides an annual scholarship to Master Brewers members to cover full tuition and travel to the awardee. This scholarship is for any of the three Master Brewers courses.​

John Mallett has been at Bell’s Brewery in Kalamazoo & Comstock, Michigan since 2001. As Vice President of Operations, he is responsible for logistics, brewing, packaging, and brewery capital projects. John serves on many brewing Technical Committees and Boards including the Master Brewers Association of the Americas, the Brewers Association, the American Malting Barley Association, and the Hop Quality Group. He has written and taught extensively including at the Siebel Institute of Technology. In 2002, he was the recipient of the Institute for Brewing Studies Russell Schehrer Award for brewing innovation.

John has served in numerous capacities over his brewing career; he was a head brewer of Boston's Commonwealth Brewery, Brewmaster at the Old Dominion Brewing Co. in Ashburn, Virginia, and founder and President of SAAZ, an equipment and service provider for breweries both large and small.

He is also the author of Malt: A Practical Guide from Field to Brewhouse, the fourth installation in Brewers Publications’ Brewing Elements series.

This year, the scholarship will only be applied to the Brewery Maintenance Systems Course.

Learn more and apply for the John Mallet Scholarship. The deadline to apply is ​May 19.​  

​North American Brewers Association Scholarship

Provides a $1,500 scholarship to Master Brewers members to go towards the tuition for the Master Brewers Brewing and Malting Course.
Learn more and apply for the North American Brewers Association Scholarship. The deadline to apply is August 18.​  

Walt Powell Scholarship

Provides an annual scholarship to Master Brewers members to cover full tuition to the Master Brewers Brewing and Malting Science Course, plus a travel stipend of up to $1,000 to the awardee.

Walt Powell was passionate about great beer. As co-founder of Flix Brewhouse, he brought to life the only first-run cinema microbrewery in the world and made it an over-the-top success. Creative and innovative, Walt conceived of Firkin Fest, which brought together a dozen craft breweries from across Texas for an amazing day of great beer and great fellowship. Walt was a founder and administrator for Rate Beer, an Internet community of lovers and critics of fine beer. He was a fixture at beer festivals and events across the country and was an active member of numerous craft beer social and trade groups. In honor of Walt, this memoriam will help other aspiring beer enthusiasts make great beer.  
Learn more and apply for the Walt Powell Scholarship.  The deadline to apply is August 1​8.    

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District Lottery for Discounted Master Brewers Course Registration

District application forms are due January 10​​.​ Only current District Officers may submit an application.

All Master Brewers Districts are invited to enter a lottery drawing for a discounted registration rate for district scholarship winners planning on attending the following course:
To participate in the discounted registration rate with the districts awarding scholarships:
  • Review the District Seat Process Document
  • Only a District Officer may fill out the online application.
  • Persons selected from the districts must be active professional members in good standing with the Master Brewers.
  • By submitting an application, your District is agreeing to fund 75% of the total course registration fee for your scholarship recipient. 

Eligibility for Districts

Nine discounted registrations per year will be available from Master Brewers.
  • The districts willing to participate will have their names put into a hat.
  • The maximum of three slots will be chosen for each course. One person per course per district will be awarded the discounted registration.
  • The names of the districts will be pooled together and drawn at least 8 weeks prior to the course start to enable the Master Brewers to reserve a space for them if necessary.
  • Districts receiving the discounted registration rate will be notified by middle of January​.

Scholarships Awarded By Districts

Additional scholarships offered by Districts may also be available. Contact your local District on scholarship availability and eligibility requirements.​

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