WOMEN OF THE VINE & SPIRITS FOUNDATION
SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

 

The Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation Committee is proud to announce the
Women of the Vine & Spirits Scholarship Recipients for 2019:

 

44 Scholarships Awarded, Totaling $134,200 in 2019!

The Foundation Received 376 Applications from Applicants in 42 Countries, Including:
Armenia, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czechia, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Germany,
Greece,Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania,
Serbia, South Africa, Spain, St. Kitts & Nevis, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, 
United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, and Zimbabwe.

 

Women of the Vine & Spirits Scholarship Recipients Supported by our Generous Donors

 

 

Professional & Leadership Development

Deanna D'Alfonso
Jersey City, NJ

 

Educational Scholarship - Student

Taylor Amerman
Louisville, KY

Educational Scholarship - Student

Tori Russotti
San Luis Obispo, CA 

Educational Scholarship - Continuing Education

Kirstin Harper
Phoenix, AZ

Educational Scholarship - Continuing Education

Sabrina Lueck
Walla Walla, WA

WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits

Christie Verschoor
Rye, NY

WSET Level 1 Award in Wine

Tara Kelly
Sebastopol, CA

 

WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits

Ana Hinz
Seattle, WA

 

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines

Nicole Wells
Rohnert Park, CA

WSET Level 3 Award in Wines

Gbemisola Johnson
 
Ikoyi Lagos, Nigeria

WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines and Spirits

Elizabeth Moss
Kennewick, WA

 

 

Patron Scholarships: E. & J. Gallo Winery “Women Behind the Wine” Educational Fund

 

Masters of Wine Scholarship

 

Sarah Bray
Brooklyn, NY

Master Sommelier Scholarship

 

Mariya Kovacheva
West Palm Beach, FL 

Elizabeth Smyth Student Scholarship
 

Yordanos Gebru
Cumming, GA

Fuel Your Dreams Award



Julia Ammons
Chino Valley, AZ

Fuel Your Dreams Award



Michelle Beathard
Wellington, FL

 

Fuel Your Dreams Award

 

Cristin Castro
Austin, TX

 

Fuel Your Dreams Award

Bryanna Cooper
Washington DC

Fuel Your Dreams Award

Chasity Cooper
Chicago, IL

Fuel Your Dreams Award

Tracy Cryder
Little Rock, AR

Fuel Your Dreams Award

Crystal Angela Dawana
Hercules, CA

Fuel Your Dreams Award

Rachel Ford
Atlanta, GA

Fuel Your Dreams Award

Brenda Kowen
Millersview, TX

 

Fuel Your Dreams Award

Madison Malott
New York City, NY

 

Fuel Your Dreams Award

Omolola Olateju
Brooklyn, NY

 

Fuel Your Dreams Award

Jennifer Pyle
Helena, MT

Fuel Your Dreams Award

Keely Rosenthal
Charlotte, NC

Fuel Your Dreams Award

Kelli Silva
Napa, CA

Fuel Your Dreams Award

Cedar Stoltenow
Chicago, IL

 

Fuel Your Dreams Award

Meghan Vergara
Carlsbad, CA

 

 

Fuel Your Dreams Award

Nicole Walsh
Watsonville, CA

 

Fuel Your Dreams Award

Kathleen Young
Acworth, GA

 

 

 

 

Benefactor Scholarships: McBride Sisters Collection SHE CAN Professional Development Fund

 

Certificate Program in Business of Wine

Billie Harris
Atlanta, GA

Certificate Program in Business of Wine

Shanika Hillocks
New York, NY

Degree in Wine Business Management

Jessica Diaz
Fayetteville, AR

MBA or Executive MBA in Wine Business

Hannah DeYoung
Santa Rosa, CA

MBA or Executive MBA in Wine Business

Alicia Kidd
Hercules, CA

 

MBA or Executive MBA in Wine Business

Caitlyn Krug
New Orleans, LA

 

MBA or Executive MBA in Wine Business

Ann-Marie Mattis
San Francisco, CA

MBA or Executive MBA in Wine Business

Martha Vicedomini
Washington DC

Professional
Development

Kyle Burke
Randallstown, MD

Professional
Development

Cassandra Schaeg
Escondido, CA

Professional
Development

Sarah Timbrook-Nugent
Seattle, WA

Professional
Development

Racquel Valbrun
Cumming, GA

 

 

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