- Are you a Certified Beer Sever (Cicerone Level 1) and wish to advance to Certified Cicerone (Cicerone Level 2)?
- Are you a woman involved in the beer industry in any capacity?
- Do you have a passion for the local craft beer scene?
- Do you want to use that passion to get into or advance in your career?
The Certified Cicerone certification has become the benchmark of beer knowledge and expertise. Certified Cicerones carry with them a vast knowledge of tasting, styles, pairing and brewing alike. To further our support of women involved in the beer world, we have created a scholarship program to help assist in the financial aspect of this certification.
The Certified Cicerone exam allows individuals to quickly demonstrate that they possess a professional body of knowledge and essential tasting skills related to beer. Those who pass earn the right to use the title “Certified Cicerone®” and display the logo on their card and correspondence. They also get listed in our certification directory where anyone can verify their status. Certified Cicerones enjoy enhanced respect and prestige that can help improve their business success and career prospects.
We invite all WNY women who are interested in the Certified Cicerone certification to help them advance in their industry careers to apply for this scholarship. Our board members will assist in a three step application process in selecting one candidate to receive our second annual scholarship.
Applications are NOW OPEN!
Applications Open to Public: Friday, October 20, 2017
Completed Applications Due: Monday, January 1, 2018
Selection Announcement: Thursday, January 18, 2018 (at our holiday party)
Scholarship amount will be for $700:
- Coverage of the Cicerone Exam ($395)
- Travel stipend (stipend will cover lodging and test related expenses. Receipts will be required)
Step Two: Prepare to put your best foot forward to impress our panel of judges to be one of the 3 candidates to get a final interview.
Step Three: If you ace this you can pack your bags, you’re on your way!
So now what? How do you decide if this is right for you? First, you can check out all the details on https://www.cicerone.org.
Scholarship will cover cost of exam, study materials and/or travel for exams taken in the calendar year of 2018. Receipts will be required.
Below are upcoming northeast exam dates. Before applying for the scholarship, please ensure you are available to take the test before December 31, 2018.
For other exam dates please see the schedule at https://www.cicerone.org
2018 EXAM DATES:
Friday, February 9, Chicago
Thursday March 1, Brooklyn, Toronto, Boston, Cleveland
Tuesday May 1, Brooklyn, Tuesday May 5, Chicago, Harrisburg
Friday June 1, Philadelphia
Sunday July 1, Toronto, Chicago
Wednesday August 1, Brooklyn, Boston
Tuesday September 18, Chicago
Dates may be subject to change. Visit https://www.cicerone.org exam dates, specific location and more information about the Certified Cicerone Exam.
For questions about this scholarship, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org before Sunday, December 31.
All the best,
The Buffalo Beer Goddesses
Barbara Veres – Co Chair
Rebecca Decker – Co Chair
Tracey Maciejewski – Treasurer
Sara Jean Rosenberry – Secretary