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Support Diversity in Brewing

2023 Applications Closed

Whether you’re a beer maker, a beer lover or just believe in diversity, inclusion and opportunity, we need your help.

Fifty percent of the U.S. is female, but according to a recent survey by the Brewers Association, less than 8% of brewers are women. Similarly, while people of color make up 40% of the population, they represent less than 11% of brewers in the country.

There’s room in brewing for a broader range of people, perspectives and experiences, and by educating a more diverse pool of brewers, UC Davis will help grow that capacity.

UC Davis Tapping Potential Diversity Scholarships

Thank You to Our Industry Partners

  • Barebottle Brewing Company
  • Sudwerk Brewing Co.
  • Sacramento Area Brewers Guild
  • Touchstone Brewing Company
  • BSG
  • CLS Farms

The UC Davis Tapping Potential Fund provides full-ride scholarships to the prestigious online UC Davis Master Brewers Certificate Program. Scholarships are available to students who are committed to diversity, have experience and/or understanding of the barriers traditionally faced by people from underrepresented populations (based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities…) and demonstrate a high potential for leadership in promoting cross-cultural understanding in the brewing industry.

Scholarships underwritten by the UC Davis Tapping Potential Fund are available once a year with 2023 applications accepted October 1, 2023 through November 30, 2023. Scholarships cover all fees and materials for the Online Master Brewers Certificate Program, including a week-long, in-person bootcamp at UC Davis’s state-of-the-art Anheuser Busch InBev Pilot Brewery and Sierra Nevada Brewing Science laboratory.

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