DG Yuengling & Son Inc., Pottsville, announced its continued partnership with the University of South Florida St. Petersburg Brewing Arts Program by donating $10,000 to fund two long-standing brewery scholarships at USFSP, the Diversity in Brewing Scholarship and the Veterans Scholarship Yuengling.
The $5,000 Yuengling Brewing Diversity Scholarship, awarded in February, is awarded annually to an individual from a traditionally underrepresented population and covers tuition for the USFSP Brewing Arts Certificate Program for the spring semester.
In addition, continuing the brewery’s long-term support of the military and veteran communities, Yuengling’s second scholarship opportunity, the $5,000 Yuengling Veteran Scholarship, provides one veteran with full funding to attend the USFSP Brewing Arts Program.
“As four women who help lead America’s oldest brewery, my sisters and I understand the importance of creating opportunities for everyone interested in enjoying the passion of brewing,” said Jennifer Jungling, vice president of operations and a sixth-generation family member. “We raise our glasses for the betterment of the brewing industry and are proud to help support the development of the next generation of brewers through these scholarships.”
The Brewing Arts Program is a collaboration between USF’s College of Arts and Sciences and several local and national breweries. Launched in 2015, the online program is designed for homebrewers, from hobbyists to enthusiasts, who want to pursue a career in the industry by working at or one day opening a brewery.
“We are very excited to partner with Yuengling again this year and continue to build on the success we have seen in our program with these scholarships,” said Jennifer Cedilla, program director of the Brewing Arts Program. “Diversity is an ongoing issue in both our program and the industry as a whole, and we hope to continue to make progress on this issue by creating opportunities for underrepresented groups through these scholarships and Yuengling’s support.”
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