The Washington Wine Industry Foundation is offering over $30,000 in scholarships for undergraduate and post-graduate studentsstudying viticulture, enology or related disciplines. All applications are due March 15 with awards for the 2015-2016 school year awarded by May 15.
Since 2008, the Foundation has awarded over $114,000 to nearly 100 students for education in the grape and wine industry.
The 2015 scholarships offered include:
Horse Heaven Hills Wine Growers Scholarship
Two scholarships of $1,500 to students who are residents of Benton, Yakima or Klickitat counties. The scholarship was created byindustry members dedicated to promoting education in the areas of grape growing and wine production.
Walter J. Clore Scholarship
Established in 1997 by the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers, scholarships range from $500 to $2,000 in honor of Dr.Clore’s grape research and lifetime achievements in viticulture and enology. The number of awards is determined each year, based on the number of qualified applicants.
WWIF Foundation Scholarship
The Foundation Scholarship Fund was established last year as an endowed fund by the Board of Directors along with the familiesand friends of Charles Lill, Michael Manz, Glenn Coogan, and John Farmer. The number of awards is determined annually but canbe up to five scholarships and up to $5,000 each.
How to Apply
Applications can be found on the Foundation's website at: www.washingtonwinefoundation.org; click on "Scholarships". Completedapplications and all supporting documentation must be postmarked before March 15, 2015.