Two Financial Awards Will Offer Full Rides for Brewing Arts Program Students

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You read that right, Yuengling Brewing will sponsor their third annual $5,000 tuition scholarship. The scholarship is available for one student veteran to attend USF St. Petersburg’s Brewing Arts Program.

The program is accepting applications for the scholarship until June, 23rd. Local businesses, such as Green Bench Brewing, 3 Daughters Brewing, and Great Bay Distributors, have sponsored scholarships in previous years.

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Nonprofit plans to offer scholarships to students

According to Jessica Seiders, Communications Manager at Yuengling, Yuengling is very passionate about supporting our military. When they learned that USFSP was looking for financial awards that could support our military veterans to go back to school and enhance their career, it was a no brainer.

Best Florida Beers, a nonprofit that supports local brewing through competitions, also plans to offer a financial award to the Brewing Arts Program. They will make the $5,000 award in honor of the late Greg Rapp, the founder of Rapp Brewing and a pioneer of craft brewing in Tampa Bay.

First recipient to be named in 2020

The plan is to open the Best Florida Beers application this fall and award its first winner in 2020.

The Brewing Arts Program is a collaboration between the USFSP College of Arts and Sciences and many local and national breweries. The program is designed for anyone who is interested in brewing. And who wouldn’t be!?

The participants vary in interest levels as well as age. People of all interest levels from a casual interest to wanting to open their own breweries are welcome.

We can’t wait to meet the new class of master brewers. You know the Burg loves a craft beer!

Written by Kacy Vance

Kacy Vance

Kacy is a freelance writer for I Love the Burg. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a degree in Mass Communications and Criminology. Her thesis on Deaf and Disability representation in the media was published as part of the DePauw University Ethics Symposium in 2018.