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CONTINUING EDUCATION & SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

Fermenta Continuing Education Opportunities

Education is one of the tenets of Fermenta’s mission. To further the advancement of women in the Michigan fermented craft beverage industries, Fermenta awards continuing education opportunities in the fields of craft beer, artisan spirits, mead, wine, kombucha, and cider.

The opportunities are awarded to introduce women to, or further educate women within, these fields.

These opportunities are awarded to female Fermenta members who have a passionate interest in a fermented craft beverage topic or desires to advance their fermented craft beverage career through educational seminars, programs, or certifications.

Continuing Education categories & their qualifications and requirements:

1.Beginner or Entry Level: This level serves women who are new to a fermented craft beverage industry or topic. These women want an introduction to a specific topic of interest to better understand if they want to pursue further study.

Beginner or Entry Level Qualifications & Requirements

  • You must be female, 21 years of age and a current Fermenta member Active Professional or Associate).
  • Applications must be received by the deadline listed.
  • Only one application per member per opportunity will be accepted.
  • Members may only win once per Scholarship category (Beginner or Entry Level, Continuing Education, Certifications & Conferences) every 12 month period. Within 12 months, you are eligible to win multiple scholarships, as long as each scholarship is in a unique category.
  • Scholarships not used within 12 months of receipt will be forfeit.
  • Recipients must provide feedback of the experience to Fermenta in the form of a written report, online blog, photo album, in-person presentation, or other mutually agreed upon format.
  • Rights to publish such report and photographs of the winner are granted to Fermenta.
  • Board Members and Scholarship Committee Members are ineligible to win*Continuing Education Committee will not see the name of the applicant when looking at their application

 

2. Continuing Education: This level serves women who are industry professionals or advanced enthusiasts looking to enhance their knowledge of a particular industry or industry topic. These courses or seminars are most likely described as advanced or require some prior experience and or basic knowledge of the particular industry.

Continuing Education Qualifications & Requirements

  • You must be female, 21 years of age and a current Fermenta member Active Professional or Associate).
  • Applications must be received by the deadline listed.
  • Only one application per member per opportunity will be accepted.
  • Members may only win once per Scholarship category (Beginner or Entry Level, Continuing Education, Certifications & Conferences) every 12 month period. Within 12 months, you are eligible to win multiple scholarships, as long as each scholarship is in a unique category.
  • Scholarships not used within 12 months of receipt will be forfeit.
  • Recipients must provide feedback of the experience to Fermenta in the form of a written report, online blog, photo album, in-person presentation, or other mutually agreed upon format.
  • Rights to publish such report and photographs of the winner are granted to Fermenta.
  • Board Members and Scholarship Committee Members are ineligible to win*Continuing Education Committee will not see the name of the applicant when looking at their application

 

3.Certifications & Conferences: This category serves women who are looking to specialize in, or be certified in, a specific industry topic.  These women are most likely working in the fermented craft beverage industry who require an extensive knowledge of their product. These certifications and conferences would help them advance in their current job or career.

Certifications & Conferences Qualifications & Requirements

  • You must be female, 21 years of age and a current Fermenta member Active Professional or Associate).
  • Applications must be received by the deadline listed.
  • Only one application per member per opportunity will be accepted.
  • Members may only win once per Scholarship category (Beginner or Entry Level, Continuing Education, Certifications & Conferences) every 12 month period. Within 12 months, you are eligible to win multiple scholarships, as long as each scholarship is in a unique category.
  • Scholarships not used within 12 months of receipt will be forfeit.
  • Recipients must provide feedback of the experience to Fermenta in the form of a written report, online blog, photo album, in-person presentation, or other mutually agreed upon format.
  • Rights to publish such report and photographs of the winner are granted to Fermenta.
  • Board Members and Scholarship Committee Members are ineligible to win*Continuing Education Committee will not see the name of the applicant when looking at their application

See below for current Fermenta continuing education offerings..


1. Great Lakes Hop and Barley Conference Scholarship

Click here to APPLY

Attend the 4th annual conference, March 12-14 at the Radisson Plaza Hotel and Suites in Kalamazoo, MI. The focus is on the advanced hop production along with barley and malt topics.

Fermenta will pay your registration and lodging for 2 nights.

Registration includes the Tuesday and Wednesday sessions, continental breakfast and lunch each day, the Brewer/Grower Reception on Tuesday evening, and the vendor trade-show. Click here for full agenda.

There is a pre-conference hop introductory track on Monday, March 12th.

Click here for more info.

Optional Tour – Hop Head Farms - Wednesday, March 14, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Date: March 12-14th, 2018 Location:  Radisson Plaza Hotel and Suites in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Application Deadline: Feb 20, 2018



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