From time to time, Pink Boots Australia will have scholarships available for all Pink Boots Australia members to apply for. The scholarship program exists to provide further educational opportunities to our members. 

Since 2016 Pink Boots Australia offered four scholarships each year for members to be able to attend the IBA Craft Brewers Conference. This included flights, accommodation and conference tickets. 

If you have an idea for a scholarship Pink Boots Australia can offer, or you would like to sponsor a scholarship for us to offer to our members, please email us. Pink Boots Australia is all about members helping members. 


Current Scholarships Available

The 2018 Pink Boots Scholarships

Pink Boots Society Australia are offering four (4) scholarships to attend the IBA BrewCon 2018, held in Sydney on Tuesday 26 to Thursday 28 June.

Successful applicants will receive:
- A ticket to the IBA BrewCon conference 2018
- Return economy flights from your nearest Australian capital city (or major Australian airport) including check-in baggage
- Three (3) nights accommodation (sharing with another Pink Boots conference attendee)
The scholarship is open to anyone who is a Pink Boots member. You must be available for travel to Sydney on Monday 25 of June and return on Thursday 28 of June.

To apply for a scholarship, tell us in 500 words or less:
- Why you would like to go to the conference?
- What you expect to get from the conference?
- How will you ‘Pay It Forward’ to your fellow Pink Boots Society members?

Please also include the following information in your application (for contact purposes only – this will not be included in the judging process nor provided to the judges):
- Name, email and contact phone number
- Your place of work and job title

Recipients of the scholarships will be required to:
- Attend the Pink Boots Brew Day at Wayward Brewing on Tuesday 26 June
- Attend IBA BrewCon 2018, held at the Australian Technology Park, Sydney, on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 June
- Attend the Pink Boots Society Australia AGM on Thursday 28 June prior to the conference

The Pay It Forward is a key consideration of the application.

Recipients of the scholarships will be required to:
- Pay It Forward within six (6) months of returning from the conference, using the knowledge they gained from the conference
- Given Pink Boots Society Australia is a Not for Profit organisation, scholarship recipients who fail to complete their Pay It Forward within six (6) months may be subject to financial reimbursement to the Society
- The Pink Boots board will support recipients with guidance, advice and promotion of their Pay It Forward
Example of ways to Pay It Forward include, but are not limited to, blog articles, podcasts, events, a presentation at a Pink Boots or industry event, a tasting or a brew day. Pink Boots Society is made up of female beer professionals of all different backgrounds and this industry diversity is encouraged in the opportunity to Pay It Forward.

Applications need to be received no later than 5pm on Friday 18 May 2018
Successful applications will be notified on Thursday 31 May 2018

Please send your application as a Word document to

Terms & Conditions:

- Scholarship prize is for a single person only and is not transferrable to anyone else
- Value of individual scholarships is up to $1,370 (depending on point of departure)
- Any additional expenses to those listed above will be at recipient’s own expense. This includes but is not limited to travel expenses outside provided flights, meals, entertainment, additional hotel charges, spending money, additional baggage, room service, conference additional activities.
- You must be a member of Pink Boots Society Australia before your application is received.
- You must be available to travel to Sydney on Monday 25 June and return on Thursday 28 June. Any changes to flight bookings will be at the recipient’s own cost.
- Applications will be presented to the judging panel blind. Any identifying information will be blanked from the application with no other changes to the information provided.
- The judging panel will consist of volunteer judges from the beer industry and board representatives.
- Employees from the same business as judges will unfortunately be unable to enter.
- Employees from Little Creatures or White Rabbit breweries will be unable to enter due to the Pink Boots President having the casting vote if required
- Judges will be asked to select the three (3) applications they think best answers the requirements of the scholarship application and will provide worthy Pay It Forward experiences/opportunities for other Pink Boots members. The four highest rated applications will be awarded the scholarship positions
- Should there be a tie, the lowest scoring applicable applications will be provided to the President of Pink Boots under the same conditions as the judging panel for the final decision