This is going to be a pretty quick post to get things off and running, but I want to make sure that everyone understands the impact of everything you’ll read and see right now.
For once, I’m going to say that I believe that I speak for just about everyone when I say that this is a HUGE deal. Bigger than big. Bigger than bigger than big. Almost like…super duper uber Beer Bloggin’ Bastard worthy Big!
As some of you might already know, the annual Wine Bloggers Conference has for some time, run a scholarship program of sorts for wine bloggers that are in need of financial assistance to make the trip. This has not only been a huge aid to wine bloggers wanting to but not being able to financially make the trip, BUT in my opinion it’s had a bigger impact than simply helping to fund a blogger’s trip.
It’s shown that when a community of passionate people get together, actually give a shit about others, and work hard to make sure that their passion is shared and spread across the world…anything is possible.
So with out further ado….
I give to you…the very first…Beer Bloggers Scholarship Fund!
Oh ya people…I told you that it was worthy of a Beer Bloggin’ Bastard….
For the lack of better phrasing, I’m euphoric about the possibilities here. I mean this is something that actually keeps me up at night folks, along with the thought of a Great Divide Hercules Double IPA on Cask. Mmmm……
Ok sorry, I’m back now.
So, here’s the deal ladies and gents, this is a scholarship fund that is reserved for those that truly can’t financially make it and are going through financial difficulties.
A little bit of background and give to you an idea of what this scholarship is all about (taken directly off the Beer Bloggers Scholarship Fund Website):
“The general idea is this: The Beer Bloggers Conference is a great event that will allow beer bloggers to improve their craft: writing better, growing their audience, and having a greater impact on the craft brewing industry. But not every blogger can afford to attend the conference. Hence, breweries, distributors, bloggers, and other industry members can choose to donate to the Beer Bloggers Conference Scholarship, either to the general fund or to support a specific blogger.”
So since I promised short:
If You’re a Beer Bloggin’ Bastard That Want’s To Apply For Scholarship Funding:
If You’re a Sponsor or Donor & Want More Information On How & Where To Donate (not to mention the benefits to you):
For More information on the Beer Bloggers Scholarship program itself please Click Here!
Also, if you have any questions or comments for me…as I am after all one of the few people running this thing…please use the comment box below
See? Told you it would be a quick post.