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Master Sommelier Scholarship

Master Sommelier Scholarship

The Women Behind the Wine Educational Fund Master Sommelier Scholarship awards individuals earning their Master Sommelier Certification with $10,000 to be used toward their educational expenses.



2024 scholarships are NOW OPEN!

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Applications Open: February 1, 2024

Application Deadline: April 30, 2024 (by 11:59 PM ET)

Scholarships Awarded: June 2024

Applicant Eligibility Requirements for Masters of Wine Scholarship


  • At least 21 years of age.

  • Hold Advanced Sommelier Certification or DipWSET.

  • Minimum five years active employment within the food, wine, hospitality, and/or viticulture industries preferred.

  • Two essays (approximately 500 words each).

  • Two letters of recommendation.

  • Resume (optional)

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

  • Owners, officers, directors, employees, and subsidiaries, or any household member or immediate family of the aforementioned, of E. & J. Gallo Winery are prohibited from applying.

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