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The Henderson HERstory Scholarship

What We’re Looking For:

Gender: Women Identified and or non-binary

Application Requirements:

  • 500 word essay on “Why you applied to a brewing program and how it relates to your future studies and career goals”
  • Acceptance Letter to any brewing related program at any educational institution
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Resume (CV)
  • Any other documents/portfolio items that you would like to share

About the HERstory Scholarship

The history of beer has long been overwritten to exclude the important role that women have played in brewing, instead exploiting and neglecting women as an audience. You wouldn’t know it from today’s beer culture, but women were the very first brewmasters or brewsters. The HERstory of beer dates back 5,000 years or more, to when women first discovered that the ingredients we use to make bread can also be transformed into delicious alcohol. Brewing was considered menial “women’s work” and relegated to the kitchen, but these historic females were pioneering the process of making the superlative-tasting beer we drink today.

In honour of International Women’s Day, Henderson Brewing Company has created our first annual scholarship to help support women succeed in the brewing industry.

There continues to be harassment and discrimination throughout the industry, particularly of women and marginalized individuals.  Henderson built itself as an inclusive space from day one and we continue to live by that principle. This is why we have created the “HERStory” Scholarship so that we can help empower women to get involved in what should be a very fun, exciting industry. Taking back the male-dominated history of brewing and making HERstory. We want to hear your HERstory!

2022 APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 31st 2022, 11:59 PM EST

About Henderson Brewing Company

Henderson Brewing Company is the neighbourhood brewery, we strive to create balanced and thoughtful beers that honour traditional ways, but are not restricted to them. We want our beers to spark ideas, tell stories and most of all, be refreshing and enjoyable. We are proud of our beer and the hard work that goes into it, but we also recognize that there are a lot of other great beers out there. For these reasons we say “The Best beer is the beer you love”.