Young Henrys opens brewing scholarship for 2023

Continuing to champion female-identifying and non-binary individuals through their Young Henrys Brewing Scholarship, the grant is back in celebration of International Women’s Day, providing invaluable mentorship to up-and-coming brewers across Australia.

Returning for a second year running, Young Henrys are funding one person’s entire tuition to the Certificate III Food Processing (Micro Brewing) in partnership with TAFE NSW, alongside quarterly mentorship from their own in-house legends including Head Distiller Carla Daunton, Zoe Catterall from the Young Henrys Lab, and Mariel Santiago from the Young Henrys brew house. Rounding off the scholarship, Newtown legends will deck the lucky brewer out in fresh YH threads and a pair of Blundstone boots, bringing the total value of the scholarship to over $10K.

With the hopes to inspire and provide valuable opportunities within the brewing industry for female-identifying individuals and non-binary folk, last year Young Henrys presented Laura Nosworthy as the first ever recipient of the scholarship. Thriving under the guidance of the initiative, Laura made the most of her experience according to Head Distiller, Carla Daunton.

“Laura was a pleasure to have as the first recipient of our brewing scholarship this past year. Her enthusiasm to take full advantage of the opportunity was wonderful as she engaged with us and actively sought out learning opportunities here. I am looking forward to meeting this year’s recipient and to witness the continued growth of the careers of these high calibre brewers. I’m really excited to see the impact this opportunity will have not only on the brewer each year but also the industry as a whole by showing genuine and practical support for women in brewing” – Carla Daunton, Young Henrys Head Distiller.

“As a community we can continue to break the stigma by having more engagement with the female/non binary community through events, artist sponsorship, social media exposure and always ensuring that there are equal opportunities for all genders. If other’s continue to see and feel the inclusivity, I think we will continue to see more people willing to give it a crack!” – Laura Nosworthy, Winner of Young Henrys Scholarship 2022.

“The craft beer industry is a pretty fun and exciting place to be. It’s full of open-minded and interesting people but still has a way to go with regard to gender diversity. The Young Henrys Brewers Scholarship is our way of trying to show women (this includes all who identify as women) who may have considered a career in the brewing industry that we want you here, that there are great careers and workplaces waiting for you and that we truly believe the industry will be all the better for it!” – Oscar McMahon, Young Henrys co-founder.

“Historically, women have made a significant contribution to brewing and the alcohol industry and it is vital to celebrate and encourage more women into the industry” – Dr. Dianne Werden, TAFE NSW Director of Agribusiness.

Dedicated to serving the people and raising a glass to the talented community of aspiring female-identifying and non-binary brewers, Young Henrys are proud to march on with the second phase of their Brewing Scholarship. With registrations now open until Friday, March 31st 2023, don’t miss your chance to be the next brewer to join the Young Henrys family and kickstart your journey brewing journey.


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