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Scholarship Applicant and Recipient Acknowledgements and Responsibilities

Applicants acknowledge that information submitted in the application, including any materials (i.e. essays, letters of recommendation and transcripts) attached will be shared with Foundation committee, personnel and others.

Recipients are expected to participate in the industry event or educational program for which the scholarship is being awarded. Scholarships are not assignable or transferable.
Pursuant to the Internal Revenue Code, the scholarship funds awarded by the Foundation are to be used for the educational and professional development purposes indicated in recipient’s application. Recipients must submit a receipt to the Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation showing payment made to the program or programs chosen.

The recipient of the scholarships and awards is responsible for determining whether the grant, in whole or part, is includible in gross income under the Internal Revenue Code. The scholarships and awards may be taxable income if the aggregate grants received by the recipient exceed tuition and any related fees and expenses.

If requested, recipient will provide proof of information, including but not limited to an official transcript of grades. False or misleading information may result in the termination of any award granted.

Scholarship Applicant Releases

Recipients grant permission to the Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation (the “Foundation”) to use photos, film and audio recordings of recipient, selections of recipients essay, and a testimonial to promote Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation’s scholarship program by distributing, broadcasting, editing, or otherwise disseminating it, whether or not for free or for a charge, without any further approval from recipient, in whole or in part, throughout the world, in perpetuity, in any and all media now known or hereafter developed, without further compensation.

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