The Glen Hay Falconer Foundation Brewing Scholarship

In collaboration with the Siebel Institute of Technology, the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation is offering two full-tuition brewing education scholarships in 2015.

One scholarship is for the World Brewing Academy Concise Course in Brewing Technology in Chicago in November 2015. 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 Concise Course scholarship includes a $1,000 stipend to help offset travel and lodging expenses.

The second scholarship is for the World Brewing Academy International Diploma Course running from September to November 2015 at Siebel’s Chicago and Munich campuses. The International Diploma course is a 12-week comprehensive course intended for brewers seeking an in-depth understanding of the technical aspects and practical application of brewing science and technology. The International Diploma Course scholarship includes a stipend of up to $5,000 to help offset travel and lodging expenses.
The WBA International Diploma scholarship is offered with the generous support of Hopunion’s whose enormously successful Falconer’s Flight ® initiative has not only helped spread the word about brewing education but also provided the financial underwriting for this scholarship.

Applicants must be from the states Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, California, Alaska, and Hawaii.
All applicants must be over 21 years of age.
The full application must be received no later than April 20, 2015.

About the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation

The Glen Hay Falconer Foundation is a non-profit organization created to commemorate and celebrate the life, interests, and good works of a well-loved and leading Northwest brewer. The Foundation is supported by donations from the annual Sasquatch Brew Fest that takes place each year in Eugene, Oregon and by donations from participating pubs in the Sasquatch Legacy Project where scholarship recipients join together each year to brew a specially crafted beer. Private donations and fundraisers also support the Foundation's brewing scholarship program. The Foundation produces the Sasquatch BrewAm, a golf tournament pairing all levels of golfers and beer lovers with celebrity brewers. The eleventh annual Sasquatch BrewAm will be held at McMenamins Edgefield on July 24, 2015. Don't miss the opportunity to play a fun-filled round of golf with brewing luminaries. For more information on the Foundation and its activities, please visit

About Glen Hay Falconer

Passion, dedication, and creativity defined Glen Falconer’s beers and his entire approach to life. Glen began his brewing career as an avid homebrewer and dedicated member of the Cascade Brewers Society, a clan of skilled homebrewers based in the Eugene/Springfield, Oregon area. As a professional brewer, Glen continued to support the craft of homebrewing by providing access to brewing ingredients, procedures and unique beer recipes. In 1990, Glen followed his dream and pursued a professional brewing career, beginning at Steelhead Brewery in Eugene. Glen completed the Siebel Concise Course in Brewing Technology in 1994. Glen then refined his skills at the renowned Rogue Ales in Newport, Oregon, working side-by-side with his close friend and mentor John Maier. In 1996, Glen became head brewer at the Wild Duck Brewery in Eugene, providing six regular beers on tap as well as a wide variety of specialty ales and lagers each season. Glen continued as head brewer at the Wild Duck until his untimely death in 2002. Enlarging on the tradition of brewing, laughing heartily and embracing adventure fully represented Glen’s life. While Glen won numerous professional craft brewing prizes and accolades, perhaps his finest accomplishment was the back-to-back Gold Medals received posthumously for his Auld Gnarly Head Barley Wine at the 2002 and 2003 Great American Beer Festival.

Application for Glen Hay Falconer Foundation Brewing Scholarships

1. Please describe your current qualifications and your goals within the brewing industry. Where do you see yourself in 5 years, 10 years, and why?

2. Please relate how the brewing course will help you meet these goals.

3. Please discuss how your accomplishments have demonstrated your dedication to the art of craft brewing.

4. Please indicate how you will help further the goals of the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation.

Please provide two letters of recommendation, with one letter being from a professional brewer, in support of your application along with relevant contact information for all parties.
Note the content of your application and recommendations are very important, as this information is all the Selection Committee has to evaluate your candidacy.
Make sure that you answer all four questions in essay format.

Candidates can only apply for one of the two scholarships.
Note that applicants must live in the stated geographic region on April 20, 2015 to be eligible for the scholarship.

The Concise Course scholarship is open to individuals planning to enter the brewing industry and to brewers with no more than three years of brewery work experience.
The International Diploma Course is open to aspiring and professional brewers.

All the above is to be sent for arrival by April 20, 2015 to:

Siebel Institute of Technology
900 N Branch Street Suite 1N
Chicago, IL 60642

Note that all applications must be mailed via UPS, FedEx, DHL, or USPS (regular, Priority, or Express, but not Registered or Certified).
All applicants and the two recipients of the scholarships will be contacted directly by the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation by May 18, 2015.


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