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WSET Certification Scholarships

The Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation WSET Certification Scholarship, as part of our partnership with the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), awards recipients with $325 to $8,500 scholarships to be used toward WSET Certification course fees. The mutual partnership aims to improve the visibility of progression paths and opportunities for women in the wine and spirits industry. Applicants must specify which Level they would like to apply their Scholarship toward on the application where indicated. The dollar amount of WSET Scholarships varies by Level.

Please note, those who receive scholarships for WSET Levels 1-2 Awards in Wines and Levels 1-2 Awards in Spirits from the Foundation are not eligible to take their courses with WOTVS, but can take these qualifications at another APP.

Women of the Vine & Spirits Scholarships


Scholarships open May 2024

Scholarships close July 2024

Recipients notified September 2024


Level 1

Wine ($325)

Spirits ($325)

Sake ($325)

Beer ($325)

Level 2

Wine ($900)

Spirits ($900)

Beer ($625)

Level 3

Wine ($1,500)

Spirits ($1,500)

Sake ($1,000)

Level 4

Wine ($8,500)

Applicant Eligibility Requirements for WSET Scholarship:

  • Must be legal drinking age in your country.

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

  • One or two letters of recommendation.

  • 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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