Niagara-on-the-Lake teaching brewery partners with group to create scholarship for BIPOC students

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Published August 10, 2023 at 4:24 pm

A new scholarship is looking to put a little diversity into the world of craft beer.

Craft beer-focused non-profit group Link Up has partnered up with the Niagara College Teaching Brewery in offering a $5,000 scholarship to support a first-year BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of colour) student’s path to making suds.

That’s a sizeable amount considering $5,000 is basically half the tuition needed for the entire three-year program.

“It has always been the vision of the Link Up organization to place BIPOC individuals on a track to key roles within breweries, whether that be in brewing, leadership or ownership. This scholarship truly feels like the first milestone to fulfilling that vision, and we can’t wait to follow the journey of the recipient,” says Tiffany Davey, one of Link Up’s Co-Founders.

While Niagara College’s brewing program is renowned across Canada and beyond for the quality of both their educational offerings and the outcomes for their students.

Applications are open now until October 9. Potential students can head over to the Niagara College Scholarships and Bursaries for Domestic Students page, search for “Link Up”, then hit “Download Form” to apply.

In addition to the scholarship, Link Up will leverage their extensive partnership network to provide mentorship throughout the applicant’s 3-year journey, as well as support with a job placement in their field.

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