Boot Coffee Campus announces 2019 scholarships
Boot Coffee Campus, an educational coffee-training campus training students from around the globe, has announced its 2019 Scholarship Program. The Boot Coffee Campus Scholarship is specifically aimed at providing full-tuition scholarships to individuals within the coffee industry who are currently underrepresented or under-resourced.
“Our commitment to education is at the core of our mission,” said Marcus Young, campus director. “Boot Coffee Campus actively promotes diversity in the coffee sector and increased opportunities for everyone in the supply chain to thrive through education, innovation, quality improvements, and inclusive business practices.”
To support these goals, Boot Coffee Campus is offering three scholarships in 2019. Available to roasters, baristas and sensory professionals, the full-tuition scholarship program, valued at more than $6,000, can be applied to Boot Coffee Campus programs or SCA Coffee Skills Program courses, and includes course registration and materials for up to one week of training, exams, SCA certificate fees, and lunch during each day of the course.
One scholarship in each of the following three categories will be awarded in 2019.
#ShesTheRoaster Scholarship: In collaboration with #ShesTheRoaster, this scholarship promotes and encourages self-identifying women and non-binary individuals in the coffee industry to attend professional coffee roasting training.
Producing Country Scholarship: This scholarship will honor one individual from a producing country who seeks to raise the quality of coffee, as well as the quality of life for producers in their community.
Social Enterprise Scholarship: This scholarship will be presented to an individual working with an NGO, not-for-profit, or certified B Corporation.
Applications for scholarships will be accepted until February 28, 2019, and will be awarded in March. For a full list of requirements, and information on the application process, visit https://bootcoffee.com/scholarship/