For those of you that dream of international travel - the opportunity can now be yours...
Hanna Lee Communications in NYC has earmarked $15,000 to be awarded to 15 bartenders ($1,000 to each bartender) around the world to support their attending important spirits industry conferences for education and inspiration. The scholarship will be awarded annually and the agency will match the number of recipients to its anniversary year.
The great news is that London Cocktail Week is one of the destinations on the list - alongside Bar Convent Brooklyn, Portland Cocktail Week, Tales of the Cocktail, Athens Bar Show, Bar Convent Berlin, Barometer, International Roma Bar Show, Lisbon Bar Show, Moscow Bar Show, Paris Bar Show, Sydney Bar Week plus others...
Hanna says, “Throughout the years, bartenders have played a crucial role in our success and this global scholarship is our way of showing our appreciation and gratitude. We look forward to helping worthy bartenders access immersive educational experiences that travel makes possible.”
We say - GO GO GO!
How to apply:
Step 1. Follow the agency on Instagram at @hannaleepr
Step 2. Post a photo on your Instagram of yourself in action behind the bar making a cocktail with the hashtag #hlcscholarship and geotag your bar
Step 3. Write a short paragraph on why you have chosen bartending as your career
Step 4. Tag a specific global cocktail conference or bartending event you want to attend
Step 5. Tag @hannaleepr in your post and photo
Applications will be accepted from now until 30 November 2019
The applications will be judged by a Global Mentor Committee comprised of spirits and cocktail luminaries in December 2019
Scholarship Recipients Announcement:
The recipients will be announced via @hannaleepr at the end of December 2019.