Glen Hay Falconer Foundation Brewing Scholarship

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 2019.

One scholarship is for the World Brewing Academy (WBA) Concise Course in Brewing Technology conducted in Chicago, IL in November 2019. The WBA Concise Course in Brewing Technology is a two-week intensive course that covers critical topics for successful brewery operations. The course 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 WBA Concise Course in Brewing Technology scholarship includes a $1,000 stipend to help offset travel and lodging expenses.

The second scholarship is for the WBA International Diploma in Brewing Technology Program running from September to November 2019 at Siebel’s Chicago and Doemen's Academy Munich campus. The WBA International Diploma in Brewing Technology Program is a 12-week comprehensive program intended for brewers seeking an in-depth understanding of the technical aspects and practical application of brewing science and technology. The WBA International Diploma in Brewing Technology Program scholarship includes a stipend of up to $5,000 to help offset travel and lodging expenses. The WBA International Diploma in Brewing Technology Program scholarship is offered with the generous support of Hopunion whose enormously successful Falconer’s Flight ® initiative has not only helped spread the word about brewing education but also provides the financial underwriting for this scholarship.

Rules and regulations

  1. Applicants must be from the states Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, California, Alaska, and Hawaii. All applicants must live in the stated geographic region on April 22, 2019 to be eligible for the scholarship.
  2. Candidates can only apply for one of the two scholarships.
  3. All applicants must meet course/program requirements as listed on the Siebel Institute website and catalog.
  4. All applicants must be over 21 years of age.
  5. The full application must be received no later than April 22, 2019.
  6. All applicants and the two recipients of the scholarships will be contacted directly by the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation by May 31, 2019.

How to apply

Candidates applying for the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation Brewing Scholarships must include a completed application. On the form, applicants must indicate that they are applying for the “Glen Hay Falconer Foundation Scholarship”.

Download application form

All applicants must meet course/program requirements as listed on the Siebel Institute website and catalog.

Additionally, please answer the following questions in essay format:

  1. Please describe your career goals and relate how the Siebel course/program will help you meet these goals.
  2. The craft brewing industry has undergone many changes over the past decade with the rate of change accelerating in the last few years.  Please describe the challenges and opportunities this has produced and how you will be a positive force in shaping the future of the industry.
  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.

Additionally 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.

All the above is to be sent for arrival by April 22, 2019 to:
Siebel Institute of Technology
ATTN: GLEN HAY FALCONER SCHOLARSHIP
900 N Branch Street Suite 1N
Chicago, IL 60642

Note that all applications must be on standard paper and single sided pages only.

Note that all applications must be mailed via UPS, FedEx, DHL, or USPS
(Regular, Priority or Express, but not Registered or Certified)

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 15th annual Sasquatch BrewAm will be held at McMenamins Edgefield on July 26, 2019. Don't miss the opportunity to play a fun-filled round of golf with brewing luminaries.

The Falconer Foundation has granted over 41 scholarships since 2004 and is dedicated to promoting knowledge and expertise in the craft brewing industry in memory and honor of Glen Hay Falconer.

Visit glenfalconerfoundation.org

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.