Scholarship Opportunity



Pacific Foods, in partnership with the BGA, is offering a scholarship for one lucky barista to attend Barista Camp this summer in Delavan, WI.

Barista Camp serves as a hands-on platform to build your knowledge and understanding of the history, fundamentals, art and science of coffee preparation, develop exceptional customer service skills, and learn industry recognized standards and practices in order to train other baristas at your cafe.

Highlights include skill building workshops, one-of-a-kind industry lectures, and the opportunity to meet and network with coffee professionals just like you!

“Whether you’re a barista who forgot to save those tips for the trip to Camp, couldn’t get your boss to pay for Camp registration, or maybe that Kickstarter for Camp just didn’t work out — the SCA is offering a chance for you to still attend Barista Camp! I’m excited that this opportunity is being offered to a lucky barista, and can’t wait to welcome them at Camp,” said Julie Housh, Former BGA Executive Council Chair.

When and how to submit:

Applicant must submit all required answer fields on the application form, plus the written essay or video submission portion in order to be considered for the scholarship.  Please fill out and submit the application by April 28, 2017. You will be notified of your scholarship status by May 5, 2017.

Click Here to Apply for the Barista Camp Scholarship


SCA will award approximately one scholarship to a member of the Barista Guild of America (“BGA”) for the SCA Barista Camp in Delavan, WI, which will be held from June 5-8, 2017. The scholarship will cover the basic tuition and camp housing (in a shared room) and dining fee, but not travel, test fees or other related expenses.

Scholarships will be awarded based primarily, but not entirely, on the following criteria:

  • Shows a history of active engagement applicant’s coffee community
  • Desires to make a career in the industry and is passionate about the barista profession
  • Dedicated to preparing and serving high quality beverages
  • Exhibits leadership/mentorship abilities and a desire to help others grow their coffee knowledge
  • May serve as a role model and a source of inspiration for others


Application Dates

BGA members may submit applications beginning on March 31, 2017 and ending 11:59 PDT, April 28, 2017.

Review Process

The scholarship recipient will be chosen by the Barista Guild of America Executive Council after their review of the applications. Their decisions will be final.

Notification of Award

Recipient will be notified of their award on or about May 5, 2017 by email.

Rules & Regulations

The Barista Camp scholarship program is designed for those who lack the financial resources to attend Barista Camp on their own, but who belong in the environment of education and deeper understanding of coffee that Barista Camp offers.

Any current Barista Guild of America member is eligible to apply for the Barista Camp scholarship. In order to be considered complete, each application must contain all required fields and the essay response or video submission portion. Any incomplete applications will be rejected. SCA will not be responsible for any late, lost, misrouted, distorted or damaged transmissions of applications.

The BGA scholarship program and these Official Rules will be governed under the laws of the State of California and the United States. Applicants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the BGA and SCA, which are final and binding in all respects. SCA reserves the right to change these Official Rules at any time, in its sole discretion, and to suspend or cancel the scholarship program or any entrant’s participation in the scholarship program should viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond SCA’s control affect the administration, security or proper operation of the scholarship program, or SCA otherwise becomes (as determined in its sole discretion) incapable of running the scholarship program as planned. Applicants who violate these Official Rules, tamper with the operation of the scholarship program or engage in any conduct that is detrimental or unfair to SCA, the scholarship program or any other entrant (in each case as determined in SCA’s sole discretion) are subject to disqualification from entry into the scholarship program.

If you have any questions regarding the scholarship program, or to confirm receipt of your application please contact Dan Marmaduke at