Wine Industry Scholarships

These organizations provide grants and scholarships specifically targeted at students pursuing a certificate / degree in the wine industry.

American Society of Enology and Viticulture - Study of Wine

The American Society for Enology and Viticulture annually awards numerous scholarships to students pursuing a degree in enology, viticulture, or in a curriculum emphasizing a science basic to the wine and grape industry.

The Black Winemakers Logo

Founded through a partnership of Urban Connoisseurs, the Association of African American Vintners and the United Negro College Fund, the Black Winemakers Scholarship Fund awards students $5,000 to pursue degrees in viticulture or enology. 

Delicato Logo

Launched in 2020, Delicato Family Wines Winemaker Scholarship and mentoring program focuses on encouraging Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) students to join the wine industry and support them through the academic pipeline to successful early career placement, by providing a fully paid scholarship, including living expenses, mentorship by a senior executive, professional development, and industry experience through paid summer internships and a guaranteed job upon graduation.

California Association of Winegrape Growers - Study of Wine

The California Winegrape Growers Foundation annually awards three types of scholarships: for children of association members who will be attending colleges in the California state university system, for children of grape growers who are attending community college, and for students pursuing a degree (or concentration) in viticulture or enology.

International Wine & Food Society

The International Wine and Food Society Foundation funds scholarship grants to students in the fields of oenology, viticulture and the culinary arts.

The Roots Fund Logo

The Roots Fund offers scholarships for Black, indigenous and Latinx people to attend enology/viticulture programs and wine schools, including travel funds for internships and financial support for a WSET or Court of Master Sommeliers exam. An additional program, The Rooted in France scholarship, provides a bachelor’s degree graduate of an HBCU the opportunity to live and work in Dijon, France, while earning a master’s degree at the School of Wine & Spirits Business. 


Gordon “Stanley” Howell Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship program is for students planning to attend a school that is a member in VESTA and who enroll with the intent to pursue a certificate or AAS degree in viticulture, enology or wine business entrepreneurship. Learn more and apply.

Washington Wine Industry - Study of Wine

The Washington Wine Industry Foundation facilitates scholarships on behalf of Washington’s wine industry for qualifying students pursuing studies in viticulture, enology and other wine-related studies.

Wine Unify Logo
Wine Unify offers awards for underrepresented minorities who either do not currently work in the wine industry or who are existing wine industry professionals of color who seek further industry education. Awards include tuition for WSET and Master of Wine programs.
Women of the Vine & Spirits - Study of Wine

The Women of the Vine and Spirits Foundation, in partnership with E & J Gallo Winery, offer scholarships for students seeking a college degree in a field related to a career in wine, including the wine business. The Foundation also funds professional development opportunities.

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