SOME SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR HOMEBREWERS
contributed by Scott Bruslind
THE GLEN HAY FALCONER FOUNDATION BREWING
About the Brewing Scholarship
The Glen Hay Falconer Foundation Brewing Scholarship is a full-
tuition scholarship for the Siebel Institute November 2004 Concise
Course in Brewing Technology. The Siebel Institute of Technology
and World Brewing Academy offer the only truly international
educational programs available in professional brewing.
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 Scholarship is open to professional brewers as well as home
brewers from the Pacific Northwest (including Alaska) and Northern
California regions (San Francisco Bay/Monterey Bay areas and north).
The long-term vision of the Brewing Scholarship is to grant multiple
scholarships annually, to offer grants to senior-level brewers for
specialty brewing courses, and to expand the geographic scope to
embrace qualified candidates from all regions of the United States.
The selection committee is comprised of brewers and professionals
related to the brewing industry. The full application must be received
no later than April 20, 2004.
About the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation
The Glen Hay Falconer Foundation was created to commemorate
and celebrate the life, interests, and good works of a well-loved and
leading Northwest brewer.
Currently, the Foundation raises the majority of its funds from the
annual Sasquatch Brew Fest. The 2004 Sasquatch Brew Fest will
be held June 5 in Eugene, Oregon. For more information, please visit
The Foundation also encourages individual contributions and
donations from businesses and organizations in order to expand the
number and scope of grants awarded each year. Glen's family is
currently matching 50% of the first $10,000 in individual cash
contributions. The Foundation is finalizing its non-profit status,
which will allow contributions to be tax deductible.
While supporting the craft brewing industry is the cornerstone of
the grants, the Foundation will continue to make contributions to
organizations that represent Glen's broad interests. For more
information on the Foundation or how to become involved in
realizing its goals, please contact us at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.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 home brewer and
dedicated member of the Cascade Brewers Society, a clan of
skilled home brewers based in the Eugene/Springfield, Oregon area.
As a professional brewer, Glen continued to support the craft of
home brewing by providing access to brewing ingredients, procedures
and unique beer recipes.
Glen assisted many professional brewers that relocated from Eugene,
Oregon to areas throughout the United States as they began their
professional brewing careers by making himself available as a human
database of brewing techniques.
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, one
of the most celebrated and respected professional brewers in the
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.
The memorial service held at the Wild Duck to honor Glen attracted
hundreds of brewers and friends from all over the country, amazing
even his close friends and family at the amount of people his life touched
and affected, all of whom were willing to travel vast distances at short
notice to pay tribute to such a singular individual.
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 AOB Great American Beer Festival.
Glen was also a great soccer fan, coaching young people in the sport
for many years. Glen could also be found each year at the annual
Oregon Country Faire in Veneta, Oregon with a gleam his eye,
surrounded by old friends, family and new acquaintances during a
festival created to celebrate the idiosyncratic nature of life.
Additional information and applications for the Glen Hay Falconer
Foundation Brewing Scholarship are available on the Siebel Institute
website at www.siebelinstitute.com.
FIFTH ANNUAL LALLEMAND SCHOLARSHIP
Lallemand, the makers of Danstar dry yeast and Servomyces yeast nutrient, is once again proud to sponsor the Fifth Annual Lallemand Scholarship.
This scholarship is for one lucky American Homebrewers Association member to attend the 2004 World Brewing Academy Concise Course in Brewing Technology (Nov. 1 - 12, 2004) in Chicago, Illinois.
The famous two-week WBA Concise Course in Brewing Technology will provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of the brewing process, the dynamics of brewery operations, and socioeconomic issues affecting the industry.
This two-week course (valued at $ 2,900) is provided at the Siebel Institute of Technology campus in Chicago, America's oldest and most recognized brewing school. The winner also receives $1,000 towards any expenses while in Chicago, one of America's most exciting and vibrant cities.
AHA members may enter the contest by filling out the online form linked to this page. You will need to know your AHA membership number, which appears on your AHA membership card. If you do not know your membership number or would like to join, e-mail mailto:email@example.com, call 888-822-6273, or visit our membership page, http://www.beertown.org/homebrewing/membership.html.
HOW TO ENTER
Online entry forms must be submitted by June 4, 2004. Entries will also be accepted from attendees at the AHA National Homebrewers Conference in Las Vegas, NV, June 17-19, 2004. Only one entry per AHA Member will be accepted, however, an additional entry may be obtained by submitting a ballot for the AHA Board of Advisors election or see the ballot in the March/ April Zymurgy for details. All ballots must be submitted by April 1, 2004.
The drawing for the Lallemand Scholarship will take place at the AHA National Homebrewers Conference in Las Vegas, NV during the Grand Banquet on June 19, 2004. The winner must have a current AHA membership at the time of the drawing to be eligible.
Members of the AHA Board of Advisors, Association of Brewers Board of Directors, staff of the Association of Brewers, Siebel, Lallemand, and anyone who has previously been awarded any scholarship to the Siebel Institute are ineligible. Awarded courses must be completed within one year. Winners must provide a written report on their Siebel experiences to the AHA/AOB/Lallemand/ Siebel. Rights to publication of report and photographs of the winner are granted to the AHA/AOB, Siebel and Lallemand.
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