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.
“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.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.