For Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, Coffee Project New York is hosting a scholarship program for women-identifying coffee roasters.
Women often face obstacles to entry in roasting jobs because of dated perceptions in capability and strength; coffee roasteries are frequently male-dominated workplaces despite being one of the main pathways for upward mobility within the coffee industry.
Our goal with this scholarship is to uplift current members of the coffee community, and provide resources and opportunities where they are currently scarce for women.
Six recipients will be selected to participate in our Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) Roasting Foundation course. Applications will open March 1st, 2022 and close on March 31st, 2022. Recipients will be announced in April, and class will take place in New York City between May and July 2022.
Location and Travel Information
This class will be held in-person in our training facility in New York City with no remote learning option. This scholarship is for New York-based students or students willing to pay out-of-pocket for travel when class is held between May and July of 2022. Coffee Project New York will not cover any cost of travel for scholarship recipients.
This scholarship is intended for women-identifying individuals within the coffee industry. Our goal is to uplift current and former coffee employees, and provide resources and opportunities where they are currently scarce in the community. Scholarship recipients will be selected with this in mind.
We hope that our scholarship recipients will give back to their own communities by sharing knowledge gained from this class.