Scholarships are being offered by the Washington Wine Industry Foundation (Foundation) for undergraduate and post-graduate students studying viticulture, enology, or related disciplines. All applications are due Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Scholarships include:
Horse Heaven Hills Wine Growers Scholarship
Horse Heaven Hills Wine Growers Scholarship was created by growers and vintners dedicated to promoting education in grape growing and wine production. This scholarship is $3,000 and will be awarded to two students pursuing education in viticulture, enology, wine business management, or wine-related hospitality. Preference will be given to residents of Benton, Yakima, or Klickitat county and whose parent(s) are employed in the Washington wine industry.
Walter J. Clore Scholarship
Walter J. Clore Scholarship was established by the Washington Winegrowers Association, in honor of Dr. Walter Clore’s grape research and lifetime achievements in viticulture and enology. These scholarships start at $1,000 and are granted to students pursuing viticulture and enology related careers in Washington. The number of award recipients is determined annually.
Foundation Fund Scholarship
The Foundation Fund was established as an endowment by the Washington Wine Industry Foundation’s Board of Directors. Recipients of this fund are awarded $2,000-$10,000 scholarships and the number of award recipients is determined annually.
George and Susan Carter Scholarship
The George and Susan Carter Scholarship was established in 2017 as an endowed fund in honor of Washington State University researcher and winemaker George Carter and his wife, Susan. The scholarship was established to assist students of limited means to attain associates, bachelors, and graduate level degrees in viticulture and enology. One auto-renewing scholarship in the amount of $1,000 is determined annually.
The Foundation manages scholarships, funds and grants, while developing resources in support of a mission to craft sustainable solutions to our industry’s challenges by bringing together partners and facilitating funding.
Since 2002, the Foundation has awarded over $300,000 to over 200 students in the grape and wine industry. The Foundation is a place where families can create tax-deductible funds in support of the Washington wine industry. For more information, please visit: www.washingtonwinefoundation.org.