The Brian Keating Gratitude Scholarship at World Tea Academy
Brian Keating, Tea Visionary
As reported in World Tea News: “Brian touched our lives and our business in a significant way. He was counted on for his extraordinary knowledge, vision, support and guidance. Brian was committed to making a difference in both the tea community and World Tea Expo and its associated businesses. His knowledge and influence helped direct the course of our conference development, online education and growth of World Tea Expo. Our respect for the man he was and the contribution he made will not end. Brian’s influence throughout our industry will remain steadfast even in his absence.”
He was a generous mentor, consultant and strong voice for tea education in the Specialty Tea Industry who served as an invaluable resource and strategic technical advisor to World Tea Academy. To express our gratitude for all that he contributed to the tea industry, the academy and to us personally, WTA is paying it forward by establishing a scholarship in his name. Each year one person will be chosen to receive free tuition towards earning a WTA certification. He or she will be able to register tuition-free for seven classes.
WTA will accept email applications from August 16, 2021 through September 30, 2021. Instruction details are below.
Winners will be announced by mid-November. All classes must be taken in 2022. Cost of class kits and shipping is not included in the scholarship.
In applying for The Brian Keating Gratitude Scholarship at World Tea Academy, the winning applicant is agreeing to:
1. Be interviewed for World Tea News Articles along with their name being used for other marketing materials.
To enter: Send an email to [email protected] with Brian Keating Gratitude Scholarship in the subject line. Answer the following questions in the body of the email. Please limit your answers to 4-8 sentences for each question.
1. What is your current role or relationship to the tea industry?
2019 - Elsa Caretta
2020 - Leslie Beatty