SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM


Specialty coffee has a lot of barriers to entry. Access to coffee, brewing gear, education and competitions can be expensive.

/ OVERVIEW


We offer free access to Leaderboard each season to as many aspiring coffee professionals around the world as we can.

Our scholarship fellows are typically passionate, growing coffee professionals who have experienced gatekeeping in some form or who don’t have access to this type of sensory education.

Our goal is to make Leaderboard an approachable tool but we understand that it could still have a financial barrier for some to participate.

The more we grow, the greater impact we may have.

/ APPLY


Are you a barista or budding coffee professional who is looking to learn more about coffee but don’t have the funds to participate in Leaderboard?

Scholarship recipients receive free access to Leaderboard for one season.

*we ask that you only apply if you cannot afford to participate so that everyone has equal chance to partake :)

/ SUPPORT


With your support we can help more baristas gain confidence in their sensory skills and tasting ability.

Click the button below to sponsor entry for one of our scholarship recipients.

SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM SUPPORTERS

THE ROASTERS PACK | CULTURE COFFEE PROJECT | PERFECT COFFEE WATER | ROGUE WAVE COFFEE | ESCAPE COFFEE ROASTERS | ALEXANDER MILLS | SEONAID EGGETT | ZACHARY HYNES | MIKAL SAFO | ANDREA BECKHAM | THE KITCHEN GUY | BARATZA

SCHOLARSHIP FELLOWS


Note that we only display those who agreed to have their names published.


/ SEASON_01


Anne Roger - CANADA
Faduma Gure - CANADA
Mon Leung - CANADA
Niki Tolch - USA
Utty Manandhar - GERMANY

/ SEASON_02


Marissa Chan - USA
Morgan Russel - USA
Stephanie Vázquez - MEXICO
Vivian Tran - USA

/ SEASON_03


Alex Zepeda - USA
Ashley Spruill - USA
Derek Barron - USA
Frances Calica - CANADA
Morgan Argabrite - USA
Nic Gwynne - CANADA
Nuvin Sithanen - MAURITIUS
Sarah Webb - CANADA
Stetson McElhaney - USA

/ SEASON_05


Suraj Kanda - CANADA
Ricardo Saavedra - COLOMBIA
Rasika Tulaskar - INDIA
Luis Pedro Rivas - AUSTRIA
Jacob Dempsey - USA
Lorenzo Karlo Mencias - PHILIPPINES
Tomotaka Kawauchi - GERMANY
Samantha Patrick - IRELAND

/ SEASON_07


Kaylee Melendez - USA
Eric Schoonmaker - USA
Nathaly Rios - USA
Yasmeena Azer - USA
Jay Fetalino - USA
Rocio Castellon - EL SALVADOR
Afif Zafran Bin Mohammed - MALAYSIA

/ SEASON_04


Brittany Sims - USA
Carlos Domínguez - MEXICO
Emilio Valdez - USA
Hana Yoshimoto - USA
Rozina Kidari - USA
Uwase Liliane - ETHIOPIA
Valentina Toress - COLOMBIA
Xtian Fong - USA

/ SEASON_06


Adil Amin - USA
Angie Molina - COLOMBIA
Bobby Vaughn - USA
Caleb J Chapman - USA
Conrad Li - CANADA
Miranda Woodrum - USA
Natasha Cruz-Sanchez - USA
Novaville Elizabeth Kho - PHILIPPINES