The Washington Wine Industry Foundation is offering more than $30,000 in scholarships for undergraduate and post-graduate students studying viticulture, enology, or related disciplines.
Applications are due March 15 and are for the 2015-16 academic year.
Scholarship offerings include:
Horse Heaven Hills Wine Growers Scholarship: Two $1,500 awards will be given to students who are residents of Benton, Yakima, or Klickitat counties. This scholarship was created by industry members dedicated to promoting education in the areas of grape growing and wine production.
Walter J. Clore Scholarship: Scholarships range from $500 to $2,000. This scholarship, established in 1997 by the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers, honors Dr. Walter Clore’s research and achievements in viticulture and enology. Clore is recognized as the father of Washington’s wine grape industry. The number of awards is based on the number of qualified applicants.
Foundation Scholarship: This scholarship was established last year as an endowed fund by the Wine Industry Foundation’s board of directors and friends of Charles Lill, Michael Manz, Glenn Coogan, and John Farmer. Up to five scholarships of up to $5,000 each can be awarded.
Scholarship applications can be found on the Foundation’s website at: www.washingtonwinefoundation.org. Applications and supporting documentation must be postmarked before March 15, 2015.