Project Description

Pride In Brewing Scholarship

Why was the Pride In Brewing Scholarship established?

Craft beer has a diversity problem. Members of the LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities are underrepresented across the industry—from customers to employees and ownership. In 2018, Beer Dabbler decided to take positive action by establishing a full-ride scholarship to Dakota County Technical College’s Certificate in Brewing & Beer Steward Technology Program, with the mission to help members of the LGBTQ+ community break into the brewing industry.

What is DCTC’s Certificate in Brewing & Beer Steward Technology Program?

This interdisciplinary program is designed to prepare students for brewing beer, cellar operations, and other professional positions in the commercial brewery or brewpub industry. The program is also designed to provide the knowledge for those interested in the position of beer steward. The program is intended to provide an overview of all aspects of brewing, technical skills and knowledge to select raw materials, production, process management, beer care, beer service, and beer styles using food pairings. In addition, the program is designed to provide operations management, marketing and distribution, and financial management for breweries. Overall, the program will provide students with a solid understanding of brewing science, engineering, management, and service.

I’m interested! How can I apply?

  • Step 1

    Submit a DCTC admissions application. This does not commit you to anything, but it is necessary to apply for the scholarship. If you need financial assistance to cover the $20 admissions fee, contact

  • Step 2

    Create a StarID

  • Step 3

    Log in with your StarID and submit your application for the Pride In Brewing Scholarship here.

Fall 2021 scholarship applications will be accepted April 12–June 30, 2021 at noon. Late applications will not be accepted. Decisions will be emailed to applicants in August. Visit to apply.

First preference will be given to newly admitted students in the Brewing and Beer Steward Technology program who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer/questioning (LGBTQ+). Applicants must also show documented leadership, support, involvement or activism in organizations, activities, or issues that promote equality for the LGBTQ+ community.

Questions can be directed to the Foundation Development Director, Amy Eppen, at

How can I support this initiative?

Want to support the Pride In Brewing Scholarship Fund? Make a financial donation to Dabbler & Friends, which raises funds for the scholarship.