Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation Now Accepting Scholarship Applications
Foundation to provide scholarships and awards for women in alcohol beverage industry
August 1, 2018 (New York) – Women of the Vine & Spirits, the world’s leading membership organization dedicated to giving women globally a platform and voice to thrive in the alcohol beverage industry, has announced it is accepting scholarship applications to be awarded this summer through the Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation, Ltd.
The Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation provides scholarships and awards for the purpose of helping women advance in their careers in the food, wine, spirits, hospitality, or viticulture industries through education, leadership, and professional development.
“Education is vital to empowering women and is a pillar of our organization,” said Deborah Brenner, Founder & CEO, Women of the Vine & Spirits. “We value and recognize the benefit that higher knowledge gives to an individual seeking to progress their career, which is why we are passionate about our Foundation and providing scholarships to deserving women looking to thrive in this industry.”
The Foundation offers scholarships each calendar year to recipients of either a Professional & Leadership Development Scholarship or an Educational Scholarship.
New this year, Women of the Vine & Spirits has formed a strategic alliance with the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), providing scholarships toward WSET course fees. The mutual alliance aims to improve the visibility of progression paths and opportunities for women in the wine and spirits industry. WSET Scholarships is a subset of the Continuing Education Scholarship. Applicants should specify which WSET Level they would like to apply their Scholarship toward on the application where indicated.
“WSET is a champion for equal opportunity in the industry, emphasizing the value of education for all professionals and enthusiasts, men and women,” said Ian Harris, Chief Executive, WSET. “43% of WSET Diploma graduates are women and eight out of the past 10 highest scoring Diploma students have been female. We are pleased to be working with Women of the Vine & Spirits to develop further opportunities for the benefit of our students, our partner’s members and the industry at large.”
Applications are now being accepted with the deadline to submit, August 15, 2018; recipients will be selected September 15, 2018.
For more information about the Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation, to view the current scholarship opportunities, to apply, or to donate visit womenofthevine.com/foundation.
About Women of the Vine & Spirits
Women of the Vine & Spirits is the world’s leading membership organization dedicated to giving women globally a platform and voice to thrive in the alcohol beverage industry. Women of the Vine & Spirits is an organization for members to connect through our global and diverse network and collaborate across all industry sectors. Providing members with resources and opportunities to thrive is the cornerstone of our organization and success. We offer steadfast support for women at every position in the field with membership benefits that include: education, training, mentorship, entrepreneurship and networking as well as tools, services and resources for personal and business development. Together, we are a committed community taking action and making a positive impact on the alcohol beverage industry, worldwide. Save the date for the Fifth Annual Women of the Vine & Spirits Global Symposium, March 11- 13, 2019 in Napa, California. For more information, please visit womenofthevine.com.