Diedrich Roasters, in partnership with the Roasters Guild, is offering a scholarship for five roasters to attend this summer’s Roasters Guild Retreat in Delavan, WI.

Roasters Guild Retreat has been a source of coffee roaster kinship and shared efforts towards a deeper appreciation and understanding of the craft of roasting.

Roasters from around the world gather annually to renew friendships, discuss pressing industry issues and work together to find solutions. Education and open discussion of issues has always been at the core of Retreat, but members have also found great value in networking and the camaraderie with fellow roasters over an open bonfire.

When and how to submit:

Applicant must submit all required answer fields on the application form, plus the written essay or video portion in order to be considered for the scholarship.  Please fill out and submit the application by June 28, 2016 at 11:45pm PST. You will be notified of your scholarship status on July 7, 2016. 

Scholarship Program

SCAA will award approximately five (5) scholarships to members of the Roasters Guild (“RG”) for the SCAA Roasters Guild Retreat in Delavan, WI, which will be held from August 18-21, 2016. The scholarship will cover the basic registration fees but not travel, housing, test fees or other related expenses.

Scholarships will be awarded based primarily, but not entirely, on the following criteria:

  • Must be a first-time attendee
  • Must be an active Roasters Guild member
  • Shows a history of active engagement applicant’s coffee community
  • Desires to make a career in the industry and is passionate about the roasting profession
  • Dedicated to roasting and serving high quality coffee
  • Exhibits leadership/mentorship abilities and a desire to help others grow their coffee knowledge
  • May serve as a role model and a source of inspiration for others

Application Dates

Roasters Guild members may submit applications beginning at 9am PST on June 7, 2016 and ending 11:45pm PST, June 28, 2016.

Review Process

The scholarship recipients will be chosen by two representatives from each the Roasters Guild Executive Council and Roasters Guild membership at large. After their review of the applications, decisions will be final.

Notification of Award

Recipients will be notified of their award status on July 7, 2016 via email and will be asked to confirm their participation by July 10, 2016. If an award winner is unable to attend or fails to reply, selection committee will offer the award to another applicant.

Rules & Regulations

The Roasters Guild scholarship program is designed for those who lack the financial resources to attend Retreat on their own, but who belong in the environment of education and deeper understanding of coffee that Roasters Guild Retreat offers.

Any current Roasters Guild member is eligible to apply for the Roasters Guild Retreat scholarship. In order to be considered complete, each application must contain all required fields and the essay/video portion. Any incomplete applications will be rejected. SCAA will not be responsible for any late, lost, misrouted, distorted or damaged transmissions of applications.

The RG scholarship program and these Official Rules will be governed under the laws of the State of California and the United States. Applicants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the RG and SCAA, which are final and binding in all respects. SCAA reserves the right to change these Official Rules at any time, in its sole discretion, and to suspend or cancel the scholarship program or any entrant’s participation in the scholarship program should viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond SCAA’s control affect the administration, security or proper operation of the scholarship program, or SCAA otherwise becomes (as determined in its sole discretion) incapable of running the scholarship program as planned. Applicants who violate these Official Rules, tamper with the operation of the scholarship program or engage in any conduct that is detrimental or unfair to SCAA, the scholarship program or any other entrant (in each case as determined in SCAA’s sole discretion) are subject to disqualification from entry into the scholarship program.

If you have any questions regarding the scholarship program, or to confirm receipt of your application please contact Stefani McGee at smcgee@scaa.org