Scolarship for Campus courses
Illinois Diversity in Brewing Scholarship
The Illinois Craft Brewers Guild, with the support of the Siebel Institute of Technology, seeks to enhance the diversity of Illinois’ vibrant craft beer industry through equitable access to education and training. Our organizations share the belief that Illinois’ craft brewing community will be stronger when it more fully reflects a diverse range of experiences, backgrounds, values, skills, and opinions. Scholarships will be awarded annually to historically underrepresented groups including Female, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQ, or Disabled individuals who are interested in joining the brewing industry or furthering their industry knowledge. Mentorship and job placement support will be available.
Two scholarships will be awarded annually during each calendar year to historically underrepresented individuals. One scholarship will be applied to the Executive Overview of the Brewing Process for individuals without any prior paid experience that is interested in working in craft beer. One scholarship will be awarded to individuals currently working in the industry and looking to further their technical brewing knowledge and covers the cost of the WBA Concise Course in Brewing Technology. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older to apply.
This scholarship applies to the following courses:
WBA Executive Overview of the Brewing Process (online)
WBA Concise Course in Brewing Technology (online)
WBA Concise Course In Brewing Technology
Rules and regulations
Applications will open for Calendar Year 2022 on November 22, 2021. The deadline to apply is December 22, 2021. An interview may be requested to select final candidates. Awardees will be informed no later than December 31, 2021.
Executive Overview Scholarship
Program Costs: $985 (online only until further notice)
Start Dates: April 4, 2022; July 25, 2022; and November 14, 2022
No prior brewing experience is required to apply for the Executive Overview of the Brewing Process.
WBA Concise Course Scholarship
Program Costs: $4,285 (online) or $4,285 + $200/day stipend for two weeks (Chicago campus in-person)
Start Dates: ONLINE January 10, 2022; May 2, 2022; and August 22, 2022 IN-PERSON May 23, 2022 and November 7, 2022.
Prerequisites for the WBA Concise Course in Brewing Technology include either: prior knowledge of brewing process basics through either homebrewing (1 year), worked or is currently working in the industry, OR has previously earned a Certificate of Attendance for the WBA Executive Overview of the Brewing Process (online) is required. Student performance for the latter is subject to review.
Additional Information: Refer to https://www.siebelinstitute.com/courses for further rules and regulations. Coursework must be completed within two years from the date the scholarship was awarded. Siebel Institute reserves the right to cancel any course for any reason at any time.
How to apply
Complete this application below. Send a copy of your resume (required) to firstname.lastname@example.org. While not required, the letter or recommendation is strongly suggested if applying for the WBA Concise course.
The Illinois Craft Brewers Guild is the nonprofit trade association that represents Illinois craft breweries. Since 1997, ICBG has been a voice for Illinois brewers, supporting member and consumer education, advocating for legislation that enhances the industry, and promoting the craft beer brewed with pride across Illinois.