New Awards for Diverse Women Studying in Wine, Beer, and Beverage Programs at George Brown

By George Brown College Modified on September 02, 2022
Tags : Academics | Food & Drink | Scholarships

New scholarships are available for diverse women with an interest in wine, beer, and other beverage programs at George Brown thanks to LCBO's Spirit of Inclusion Initiative.

 New Awards for Diverse Women Studying in Wine, Beer, and Beverage Programs at George Brown

New scholarships, bursaries, and awards are now available to women studying in wine, beer, and beverage programs at George Brown College’s Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts thanks to funding from the LCBO.

The LCBO (Liquor Control Board of Ontario) donated more than $18,000 as part of its Spirit of Inclusion Initiative meant to create opportunities for diverse women in the beverage alcohol industry.

Who is eligible for the scholarships?

The financial awards are available to eligible students in the following programs:

“We thank the LCBO for their generous contribution which will give eligible students the opportunity to commence or advance their careers in the fields of winemaking, brewery, and distilling,” said George Brown College President Dr. Gervan Fearon. “This is an important and growing component of our economy. We believe the beverage alcohol industry can be a leader by reflecting the diversity that exists in our communities. The Spirit of Inclusion Initiative demonstrates the LCBO’s commitment to increasing representation of diverse women in the industry, while supporting student success.”

Learn more about full-time and part-time programs and courses available at the Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts.

How to apply for the scholarships

To be eligible for the funds, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or protected person
  • Be enrolled in one of the eligible programs listed above
  • Self-identify as a woman from a diverse background, including but not limited to, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour, women with disabilities, first-generation Canadian, 2SLGBTQ+, and non-binary gender.

“I’m pleased that George Brown College is joining us to further champion our Spirit of Inclusion Initiative and extend our collective impact,” said George Soleas, President & CEO, LCBO. “Together, we can create more opportunities for diverse women and enhance diversity within the beverage alcohol industry.”

Learn more about the application process

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