The Craft Maltsters Guild is committed to providing equitable access to education and opportunities in the craft malt industry to anyone interested. In 2023, the Guild will offer scholarships for both in-person and virtual attendance to the Craft Malt Conference scheduled for March 16-18, 2023 in Portland, ME. 
 
Two in-person scholarships will be available and will include free registration to the conference in Maine ($650 value, this includes some meals), plus a $1000 stipend to assist with travel expenses. Along with the in-person opportunities, there are three virtual scholarships to be had giving attendees the chance to tune in to the live conference educational sessions happening in Maine. All scholarship recipients will also receive a complimentary one-year Individual Membership ($150 value) with the Guild. With this membership, recipients will be able to continue their craft malt education throughout the year by accessing our extensive video and webinar archive, as well as attending upcoming educational webinars and joining in discussions on Guild member forums about craft malt-related topics. 
 
Applicants are encouraged to review details about this year’s event on the Guild website before submitting an application. Learn more about the benefits of Guild membership here.

Scholarship recipients for each opportunity will be announced roughly two to three weeks after the submission deadline.
 
Application Submission Deadlines
In-Person Scholarship - December 15, 2022
Virtual Scholarship - January 15, 2023

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement
The Craft Maltsters Guild believes people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives are essential to building strong, healthy communities. Strong communities employ inclusive practices that allow a broad spectrum of voices to be heard ensuring equitable access and opportunity for all.

The Guild is committed to providing equitable access to education and opportunities in the craft malt industry to all. We recognize and welcome the contributions all people bring to our industry while honoring their diversity in background, education, abilities, culture, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, and beliefs. The Craft Maltsters Guild is a community for everyone. 

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* 1. Eligibility
This scholarship is intended to provide educational opportunities to individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds, gender identities and expressions, sexual orientations, and disabilities.  To be eligible for this opportunity, you must identify as a member of one or more of these groups.

Do you meet the qualifying criteria?

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* 2. Which scholarship opportunity are you applying for? Check one.

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* 3. Contact Information

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* 4. Website (optional)

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* 5. Social Media Handle

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* 6. Essay Question (1000 words max.)
Please write a short essay to explain your interest in the scholarship and answer the following questions:
  • Why are you interested in craft malting?
  • What, if anything, have you done to pursue this interest? (Note: It’s ok if you haven’t done anything yet! Applying for this scholarship is a great first step! If you’re new to craft malt and haven’t done much in the pursuit of knowledge yet, just tell us what about craft malt excites you most and makes you want to learn more!)
  • What unique perspectives will you bring to the craft malt community?

Demographics Survey (Optional)
These questions are optional, but the answers help the Guild manage the future of our DEI efforts. This includes learning more about whom we are reaching with this scholarship program and how we can manage it to better serve our community.

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* 7. How did you learn about this scholarship opportunity?

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* 8. Age: What is your age?

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* 9. Ethnicity:  Please specify your ethnicity.

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* 10. Gender Identity:  What gender do you identify as?

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* 11. Sexual Orientation:  Do you consider yourself to be (mark one answer):

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* 12. Education:  What is the highest degree or level of education you have completed?

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