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Scholarships and Awards

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SCHOLARSHIPS

About

This scholarship, is managed by the Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD), has been made possible through funding by the J and J Morison Education Trust. J and J Morison's Edinburgh brewing company joined forces with Scottish and Newcastle in the 1950's, with the Morison family name living on more recently through Mrs Pamela Morison Inches, who, until her death in 2007, was actively involved in supporting brewing education and research by funding students at various UK universities. Mrs Morison also had personal connections with the Institute of Brewing and Distilling, as she held the role of Assistant Secretary at Clarges Street, from 1964 to 1969.

Eligibility 

The scholarship will be granted to a current employee in the brewing industry, from any country in the world. The education must be provided by a recognised UK institution (including the IBD), and can be full time or part time, residential or by distance learning. Candidates must have the backing of their employer, are expected to be at a relatively early stage of their career and should be able to demonstrate high levels of attainment either academically or through their career achievements to date.

Apply

Applications should be submitted between the 1st of June and 31st of July for the following year.

Applicants should submit the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae.- Maximum 2 pages, no photographs.
  • A motivational letter justifying their eligibility including how the education would benefit their personal development and value to their employer.
  • A supporting letter from their employer, acknowledging their choice of educational package and affirming support for the applicants' studies.
  • What UK based educational package and resulting qualification they and their employer considers the most suitable.

Applications should be sent to enquiries@ibd.org.uk

Individual Awards

What is the Cambridge Prize?
The Cambridge Prize is an annual award open to global brewers and distillers under 35years of age
who have made a significant contribution to brewing, distilling or malting science and technology
over the last three years.


Candidates may enter personally, or be sponsored by companies, universities or other related
establishments. All applications must be received by 31 st December each year.
Please see the Cambridge Prize rules for more information and good luck!

What is the prize?
This award is robustly judged by the IBD Awards Committee and the winner will receive:

  • £500 (GBP)
  • An engraved memento presented at a relevant IDB event
  • An article publihsed in the Journal of Institute of Brewing (JIB)
  • Coverage across the IBD and partners digital channels
assignment
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cambridge-prize-rules.pdf
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cambridge-prize-application-form.doc
Presentation

The winner receives the Horace Brown Medal and is invited to give a lecture at an appropriate event (section convention, section meeting, section dinner or other event of suitable relevance) with subsequent publication in the Brewer & Distiller International (BDI) or Journal of the Institute of Brewing (JIB).

Eligibility

This award is open to all members, application is by selection not submission.

Further Details Regarding the Award

The Horace Brown Award commemorates Dr. Horace Tabberer Brown, one of the 'founding fathers' of the Institute of Brewing, known for his outstanding contribution to chemical, biological and geological research.

Although largely self taught, Dr Horace Tabberer Brown FRS (1848-1925) was a true polymath, who left his mark on virtually all areas of science in a career which lasted over 50 years. His work spanned barley germination, beer microbiology, water compositions, oxygen and fermentation, beer haze formation, wort composition and beer analysis. Always seeking new problems to investigate he never specialised as a scientist, being a naturalist, chemist, geologist, biologist in turn.

On Brown's death, the Institute resolved to perpetuate his memory by establishing a medal in his honour. The medal to be awarded ".... for eminent services on the scientific or technical side of the fermentation industries, at intervals of not less than three years, and then only if in the opinion of the Council, an award is justified....". The award to be available to any member; the recipient to deliver a lecture on the occasion of the presentation of the medal.

In the years since its inception, the medal has been awarded to 27 individuals. The first recipient, in 1926, had been a personal friend of Brown and his connections with brewing went back almost as far as those of Brown himself. This was the eminent chemist, Professor Henry Edward Armstrong FRS.

At the bequest of Council, the award was reviewed by the IBD Awards Committee in February 2005. It was confirmed that there was unanimous support for a more international perspective and the broadening of the scope from eminent scientist to eminent person. The three yearly timescale was considered too broad and a two year timescale was recommended, however, would be deferred in a year if no suitable candidate is found.

  • The Awards Committee will aim to make a recommendation at the December council meeting in the appropriate year.
  • The nominee to be selected will be an eminent person who has contributed significantly to the advancement of the interests of the IBD.
  • The Award is to be presented every three years or deferred if there is not a suitable recipient in a given year.
  • Expenses for the winner to be paid by the IBD.
Presentation/Prize

The winner is given £150 worth of books, with IBD bookplates inside noting the year and name of winner. The award is presented at the Scottish Section annual dinner.

Eligibility/Parameters

Awarded to the best 3rd year student in Brewing & Distilling at ICBD Heriot Watt.

Further Details Regarding the Award

The original legacy was made by Sir William Waters Butler and was bequeathed to the Institute on the death of Lady Butler (17th September 1950).

The Sir William Waters Butler's bequest originally provided for an annual prize to be awarded to an outstanding student at The School of Malting and Brewing, Birmingham University. With the demise of that Brewing School, the Institute obtained the agreement of the trustees to transfer the award to the International Centre for Brewing and Distilling (ICBD) at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh.

The Sir William Waters Butler's Award provides for an annual prize to be awarded to the outstanding/best student of the year at ICBD. The prize takes the form of books, which are selected by the recipient and awarded by the Institute of behalf of the Trustees of the Bequest. The prize winner is presented with their books (complete with bookplates), at the Scottish Section Annual Dinner, where the winner is a guest.

The parameters of the award are that the 'outstanding/best' student is the student with the best all round marks in the 3rd year.

This is a prestigious award made to Early Career Members that can demonstrate a passion and commitment to the activities of the IBD and act as ambassadors within the IBD Community.

Presentation/Prize

The award winner is sponsored to attend TBC Convention

Eligibility/Parameters

This annual award is open to IBD Early Career Members by application.

To Apply

Please download and complete the application form and send it to Sarah Bartlett by 1st September 2016.

Email: sarah.bartlett@ibd.org.uk

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Examination Awards

Worshipful Company of Distiller's Award

Presentation/Prize
The annual award consists of a cheque for £500. In addition, they will receive a certificate to be presented at an IBD function.

Eligibility/Parameters
This award is given to the candidate with the highest mark in the Foundations of Distilling, based on the examination results of the sitting calendar year.

Worshipful Company of Brewers Award
Presentation/Prize
The annual award consists of a cheque for £500 from the Worshipful Company of Brewers. In addition, they will receive an engraved tankard to be presented at the Worshipful Company of Brewers or IBD function.


Eligibility/Parameters
This award is restricted to members (individual or company) of the Worshipful Company of Brewers and given to the candidate with the highest marks in the General Certificate in Brewing, based on the examination results of the sitting calendar year.

The Scotch Whisky Association Award
Presentation/Prize
The annual award consists of a cheque for £600 from the Worshipful Company of Distillers. In addition, they will receive certificate to be presented at an IBD function.

Eligibility/Parameters
This award is given to the candidate with the highest marks in the General Certificate in Distilling, based on the examination results of the sitting calendar year.

The Worshipful Company of Brewers Award
Presentation/Prize
The annual award consists of a cheque for £500 from the Worshipful Company of Brewers. In addition, they will receive an engraved tankard to be presented at the Worshipful Company of Brewers or IBD function.


Eligibility/Parameters
This award is restricted to members (individual or company) of the Worshipful Company of Brewers and given to the candidate with the highest marks in the General Certificate in Packaging, based on the examination results of the sitting calendar year.

Module 1 - Crisp Malting Award
Presentation/Prize
The award consists of a cheque for £500. The award is presented at an IBD function.

Eligibility/Parameters
This award is open to all candidates sitting the Diploma in Brewing Module 1. It is awarded to the best candidate based on examination results.


Module 3 - Brewers Engineers Association Engineering Award
Presentation/Prize
The award consists of a cheque for £500. The award is presented at an IBD function. In addition the Brewers Engineers Association (BEA) kindly fund the winners attendance at a BEA dinner plus overnight accommodation.

Eligibility/Parameters
This award is open to all candidates sitting the Diploma in Brewing Module 3. It is awarded to the best candidate based on examination results.

 

The J S Ford Award
Presentation/Prize
The award consists of a cheque for £1000 and an engraved tankard. The award is presented at an IBD function. If based outside the UK, the winner receives three days subsistence and accommodation for three nights. However, candidates organise and pay for their own travel or request their company do so.

Eligibility/Parameters
Awarded to the highest distinction of Diploma in Brewing. This award is open to all Diploma in Brewing candidates. It is awarded to the best candidate based on examination results.

Further Details Regarding the Award
In 1945, Mrs John S Ford endowed a memorial to her late husband who had died the previous year. Her wish was that the memorial should be of a nature to encourage young brewers, and it was agreed that it should take the form of a monetary prize or prizes in perpetuity for the best student of the year passing Part I of the Institute's Examinations. This benefaction was increased at a later date and the awards finally took the form of travelling studentships or financial help towards the payment of tuition fees. It was also recommended that only candidates of British nationality who had passed Part I of the Institute's examinations should be eligible for the awards; and that trustees should be appointed to administer the fund. (This recommendation was changed and opened to all candidates in 1969). The Council approved these recommendations and a trust deed was duly executed. John Simpson Ford had served as Chairman of the Research Fund Committee from 1924 - 1926, and the successful evolution of the Institute's research activities during the early years of its existence owed much to his foresight, guidance and practical help. Born in 1866, Ford entered the brewing industry in 1889 when he was appointed chemist to Wm. Younger & Co. Ltd., Edinburgh. He became a Director of the Company in 1921. He was a member of the Institute, and a valued contributor to its Journal, for many years, serving as Chairman of the Scottish Section in 1908-09.

Module 1 - Simpsons Malt Award
Presentation/Award
The award consists of a cheque for £500 and an appropriate memento donated and organised by Simpsons Malt. The award is presented at an IBD function.

Eligibility/Parameters
This award is open to all candidates sitting the Diploma in Distilling Module 1 (preparation of fermentable extract) and it is awarded to the best candidate based on examination results.

 

Module 2 - The Worshipful Company of Distillers
Presentation/Prize
The award consists of a cheque £250. The award is presented at an IBD function. In addition they are invited to attend a luncheon organised by the Worshipful Company of Distiller held in London.

Eligibility/Parameters
This award is given to the candidate with the highest mark in the Diploma in Distilling Module 2. If the results are tied, then awarded to the candidates with least academic advantage. It is awarded to the best candidate based on examination results.

 

Module 3 - Briggs of Burton
Presentation/Prize
The award consists of a cheque for £500, plus an engraved Quaich. The award is presented at an IBD function.

Eligibility/Parameters
This award is open to all candidates sitting the Diploma in Distilling Module 3. It is awarded to the best candidate based on examination results.

 

The Worshipful Company of Distillers Scholarship Award
Presentation/Prize
The award consists of a cheque for £500. The award is presented at an IBD function.

Eligibility/Parameters
This award is open to all candidates taking the Diploma in Distilling and awarded to the candidate with the highest average marks completing all three modules (not necessarily in the same year). It is awarded to the best candidate based on examination results.

Module 1 - The Encirc Award
Presentation/Award
The award consists of a cheque for £500. The award is presented at an IBD function.

Eligibility/Parameters
This award is open to all candidates sitting Diploma in Beverage Packaging Module 1 and is awarded to the best candidate based on examination results.

 

Module 2 - Micro Matic Award
Presentation/Award
The award consists of a cheque for £500. The award is presented at an IBD function.

Eligibility/Parameters
This award is open to all candidates sitting Diploma in Packaging Module 2 and is awarded to the best candidate based on examination results.

 

Module 3 - Brewers Engineers Association Packaging Award
Presentation/Prize
The award consists of a cheque for £500. The award is presented at an IBD function. In addition, Brewers Engineers Association (BEA) kindly fund the winners attendance at a BEA dinner plus overnight accommodation.

Eligibility/Parameters
This award is open to all candidates sitting the Diploma in Packaging Module 3 and is awarded to the best candidate based on examination results.

Presentation/Prize

The award consists of a cheque for £1000. The award is presented at an IBD function. It is awarded to the best candidate based on examination results.

Eligibility/Parameters

Awarded to the candidate with highest overall marks completing all 5 modules of the Master Brewer examinations. It is awarded to the best candidate based on examination results.

Further Details Regarding the Award

A trust was established in 1985 by the University of Birmingham, the aims of which are to invest the donations received to provide income for the James S Hough Prize. The J S Hough is awarded by the University of Birmingham, on the recommendation of the IBD Board of Examiners, for the Master Brewer (formerly the Diploma) examinations for the most outstanding performance. The residue of income is to be used to promote the academic, or applied interests, of the past and present students of the British School of Malting and Brewing at the University of Birmingham.

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