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Student Educational Scholarship

The Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation Student Education Scholarship awards students enrolled in an accredited food, wine, hospitality, viticulture or other alcohol beverage industry related postsecondary program (four-year college, community college or vocational/technical college) with $500 to $5,000 to be used toward their tuition, course materials, lodging, and related educational expenses. One or more student education scholarships may be awarded each year, and amount will be based on the cost of the program (which should be outlined in the applicant’s essay) and application score.

Women of the Vine & Spirits Scholarships


Scholarships open May 2024

Scholarships close July 2024

Recipients notified September 2024

Examples of such courses include, but are in no way limited to:

  • Fermentation Science

  • Craft Brewing

  • Beer Industry Program

  • Sustainable Brewing

  • Business of Wine Certification

  • Wine Business Management

  • Wine Business MBA

  • MBA in Entrepreneurial Hospitality

  • Business and Sciences in Vineyard & Winery Management (Bordeaux Sciences Agro)

  • International Vintage Master, Master in Vine, Wine and Terroir Management

Applicant Eligibility Requirements for Student Scholarship:

  • At least 18 years of age.

  • Enrolled in a minimum of nine credit hours of accredited food, wine, hospitality, viticulture, or other alcohol beverage industry related postsecondary program (i.e. college/ university) for two consecutive semesters or terms and have completed at least one grading term of such program.

  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

  • Essay (approximately 500 words), the topic of which is listed on the application.

  • One or two letters of recommendation.

  • Complete transcript of grades from your college/secondary school.

  • Completed and signed scholarship application that meets the criteria and includes all required attachments, which must be postmarked or electronically submitted no later than 11:59PM on the application deadline date to be considered for the scholarship.

  • May not be an owner, officer, director or employee of Women of the Vine & Spirits, Women of the Vine & Spirits Global Symposium, Trellis Concepts LLC, and/or the Foundation.

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