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.
Applications Open: February 1, 2023
Application Deadline: June 30, 2023 (by 11:59 PM ET)
Scholarships Awarded: September 2023
Examples of such courses include, but are in no way limited to:
Beer Industry Program
Business of Wine Certification
Wine Business Management
Wine Business MBA
MBA in Entrepreneurial Hospitality
Business and Sciences in Vineyard & Winery Management (Bordeaux Sciences Agro)
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.