One of the few growth industries in California is microbrewing.

So, for a student who wants to “Major in Fun” and enjoy Golden State sunshine, the University of California – San Diego may have a scholarship for you.

San Diego brewer Karl Strauss Brewing Company announced last week that will offer two scholarships to UC San Diego Extension’s brewing program.

UC San Diego Extension’s brewing program is a part-time, evening and weekend program for entry-level brewing professionals. It  can be completed in 18-24 months.

“When we started the industry here in San Diego 25 years ago, we had no idea the craft beer culture would expand into what it’s become today,” Matt Rattner, president of Karl Strauss Brewing Company said in a statement. “We are looking forward to helping a new crop of San Diego brewers get their start with this amazing program at UC San Diego Extension.”

Applications are due by Feb. 21 for the spring term which starts in April. Interested scholarship applicants can note on their applications that they are interested in being considered for the scholarship.

To learn more and apply for the UC San Diego Extension Brewing program, visit