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