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Diploma in Brewing Awards

  • 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.