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According to a recent survey by the Brewers Association, more than 93% of U.S. craft brewery owners are White (non-Hispanic) and over 75% are male.

The Mark E. Ruedrich North Coast Brewing Diversity Scholarship, established by a generous gift from North Coast Brewing Company of Fort Bragg, California, helps address this issue by providing diversity-focused scholarships to the world-renowned
UC Davis Master Brewers Certificate Program. By supporting education and opportunity, the endowment promotes diversity in the brewing industry in perpetuity.

The scholarships provide support for entering students who are committed to diversity, have experience and/or understanding of the barriers traditionally faced by people of color and demonstrate a high potential for leadership in promoting cross-cultural understanding in the brewing industry.

By donating to the Mark E. Ruedrich North Coast Brewing Diversity Scholarship, you help ensure that the brewing industry we all love reflects the unique, vibrant communities it serves.

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Will Lamb
Associate Director of Development
[email protected]
(530) 746-1790 (Phone)

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