Educational Scholarships


The Women of the Vine & Spirits Educational Scholarships award recipients with either a student scholarship or a continuing education scholarship as described below. Each year the Foundation will announce the number of scholarships to be awarded. For 2019, the Foundation will award two scholarships to recipients to assist with their tuition, course materials, lodging, and related educational expenses. The Educational Scholarship will fall under one of the following categories:

  • Student Scholarship
  • Continuing Education Scholarship


Applications Open: May 8, 2019
Application Deadline: August 31, 2019
Scholarships Award: Fall 2019


Scholarship Application Guidelines


The Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation will award two Scholarships, one for Student Scholarship & one for Continuing Education Scholarship.
The award amount for Educational Scholarships varies between $500-$2,500.


Student Scholarship– award for applicants already enrolled in an accredited food, wine, hospitality, viticulture, or other alcohol beverage industry related postsecondary program


Continuing Education Scholarship– award for applicants toward the cost of professional advancement courses regarding the food, wine, hospitality, and/or viticulture industries. Courses awarded may include, but shall not be limited to: the California Wine Appellation Specialist course, SommEssentials, Court of Master Sommeliers’ courses, Advanced Tasting programs, public speaking courses, and career development courses. For WSET Scholarships, click here.