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E. & J. Gallo Winery "Women Behind the Wine" Educational Fund Scholarships

 

 

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The Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation offers Patron Scholarships Supported by E. & J. Gallo Winery with the Women Behind the Wine Educational Fund. The Foundation plans to offer Women Behind the Wine Educational Fund scholarships this year in the following four categories:

1. Master Sommelier Scholarship ($10,000)
2. Masters of Wine Scholarship  ($10,000)
3. Elizabeth Smyth Student Scholarship ($10,000)
4. Fuel Your Dreams Scholarships ($1,000 to $3,000)

 

Applications Open: February 1, 2020

Application Deadline: June 30, 2020

Scholarships Awarded:  September 10, 2020

For questions about scholarships please contact Executive Director, Tara Davey for more information.

 

Master Sommelier Scholarship

The Women Behind the Wine Educational Fund Master Sommelier Scholarship awards individuals earning their Master Sommelier Certification with $10,000 to be used toward their educational expenses.

Applicant Eligibility Requirements for Master Sommelier Scholarship

  • At least 21 years of age.
  • Hold Advanced Sommelier Certification or DipWSET.
  • Minimum five years active employment within the food, wine, hospitality, and/or viticulture industries preferred.
  • Two essays (typed, double-spaced, approximately 500 words each).
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Completed and signed scholarship application that meets the criteria and includes all required attachments, which must be postmarked or electronically submitted no later than 11:59 PM on the application deadline date to be considered for the scholarship.
  • Owners, officers, directors, employees, and subsidiaries, or any household member or immediate family of the aforementioned, of E. & J. Gallo Winery are prohibited from applying.

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Masters of Wine Scholarship

The Women Behind the Wine Educational Fund Masters of Wine Scholarship awards individuals earning their Masters of Wine with $10,000 to be used toward their educational expenses.

Applicant Eligibility Requirements for Masters of Wine Scholarship

  • At least 21 years of age.
  • Hold a wine qualification of at least WSET Diploma in level or equivalent.
  • Minimum five years active employment within the food, wine, hospitality, and/or viticulture industries preferred.
  • Two essays (typed, double-spaced, approximately 500 words each).
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Completed and signed scholarship application that meets the criteria and includes all required attachments, which must be postmarked or electronically submitted no later than 11:59 PM on the application deadline date to be considered for the scholarship.
  • Owners, officers, directors, employees, and subsidiaries, or any household member or immediate family of the aforementioned, of E. & J. Gallo Winery are prohibited from applying.

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Elizabeth Smyth Student Scholarship

The Women Behind the Wine Educational Fund Elizabeth Smyth Scholarship awards a student already enrolled in an accredited industry related postsecondary program with $10,000 to be used toward their educational expenses. Given in memory of Elizabeth Smyth.

Applicant Eligibility Requirements for Elizabeth Smyth Scholarship

  • Applicant can be enrolled in a program at a four year college, community college or vocational/technical college.
  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Enrolled in a minimum of nine credit hours of accredited food, wine, hospitality, viticulture, or other alcohol beverage industry related postsecondary program (i.e. college/university) for two consecutive semesters or terms and have completed at least one grading term of such program.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Two essays (typed, double-spaced, approximately 500 words each).
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Complete transcript of grades from your college/secondary school.
  • Completed and signed scholarship application that meets the criteria and includes all required attachments, which must be postmarked or electronically submitted no later than 11:59 PM on the application deadline date to be considered for the scholarship.
  • Owners, officers, directors, employees, and subsidiaries, or any household member or immediate family of the aforementioned, of E. & J. Gallo Winery are prohibited from applying.

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Fuel Your Dreams Scholarship Awards

The Women Behind the Wine Fuel Your Dreams Scholarship awards individuals in each region of the country with up to $3,000 to help women advance in the alcohol beverage industry through education, leadership, and professional development.

Applicant Eligibility Requirements for Fuel Your Dreams Scholarship

  • At least 21 years of age.
  • US Resident.
  • Essay (typed, double-spaced, approximately 500 words).
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Completed and signed scholarship application that meets the criteria and includes all required attachments, which must be postmarked or electronically submitted no later than 11:59 PM on the application deadline date to be considered for the scholarship.
  • Owners, officers, directors, employees, and subsidiaries, or any household member or immediate family of the aforementioned, of E. & J. Gallo Winery are prohibited from applying.

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