Student Receives Scholarship for BIPOC Students in Brewing Industry


Published on November 10, 2021

Shalanda Jackson, a student in the USciences Brewing Science program, has been awarded the Sir Geoff Palmer Scholarship Award for Brewing from the Michael James Jackson Foundation

The Michael James Jackson Foundation funds scholarships for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in brewing and distilling. Per their website, “The MJF awards present an opportunity for members and patrons of the brewing and distilling industries to directly fund a more just, equitable, and dynamic future.”

Jackson’s interest in brewing came after she worked part time at various positions in the brewing industry while pursuing a career in education. She completed the WBA Concise Course in Brewing Technology at Siebel Institute of Chicago before coming to USciences. She now works as an assistant brewer at Village Brewing Company in Somerville, New Jersey. 

The award, which was announced on the Foundation’s Instagram, covers Jackson’s tuition at USciences in full.

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