Jack Joyce Scholarship Awards $60,000 To Oregon State University Fermentation Science Students

From left to right: Lindsi Taylor, Director of Corporate Communications at Columbia Distributing, Arnbjorn Stokholm, Jordan Chulyak, Sydney Lee, Larissa Hizman, Andrew Sutton, Ben Smallen and Brett Joyce, President of Rogue Ales & Spirits. (image courtesy of Rogue Ales & Spirits)
From left to right: Lindsi Taylor, Director of Corporate Communications at Columbia Distributing, Arnbjorn Stokholm, Jordan Chulyak, Sydney Lee, Larissa Hizman, Andrew Sutton, Ben Smallen and Brett Joyce, President of Rogue Ales & Spirits. (image courtesy of Rogue Ales & Spirits)

Each year Rogue Ales & Spirits partners with Columbia Distributing on its annual Jack Joyce Scholarship that awards scholarships to students in the Oregon State University Fermentation Science program. Earlier this month the scholarship awarded a total of $60,000 to students learning about fermentation science.

Now in its sixth year as a tribute to the late Rogue founder Jack Joyce, the scholarship has awarded over $300,000 in scholarships. The scholarships are funded by generous donations from influential organizations in the beer industry, as well from the portions of the proceeds of Rogue’s Hot Tub Scholarship Lager.

This year’s donors include Great Western MaltingBeer InstituteHop Valley BrewingIndie Hops LLCColeman AgricultureNational Beer Wholesaler’s Association (NBWA)Ss Brewtech2 Towns CiderhouseUmpqua BankGeorgia-Pacific and Saxco International.

“We award these scholarships to passionate students who are committed to their craft,” said Lindsi Taylor, Director of Corporate Communications at Columbia Distributing in a statement. “It’s an honor to be able to make a meaningful impact on these talented individuals in honor of Jack.”

“These scholarships are given, without strings, to students who reflect the spirit of Rogue and my dad and who demonstrate a love of fermentation, whether that be beer, wine or kombucha,” said Rogue President Brett Joyce in a statement. “The money isn’t tied to any GPA requirement, or any future promise to even brew beer. We are committed to future fermenters—their success is our success.”

Applications for next year’s Jack Joyce Scholarships will open on the first day of Oregon State University’s fall term, September 25, 2019. For more information on the Jack Joyce Scholarship, visit coldist.com/community/jack-joyce-scholarship.

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