The Washington Wine Industry Foundation announced in a news release four scholarship opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying viticulture, enology or related disciplines. All applications are due March 31, 2020. 

Scholarships include:

—The Horse Heaven Hills Wine Growers Scholarship, created by growers and vintners dedicated to promoting education in grape growing and wine production. A $3,000 scholarship will be awarded to two students pursuing education in viticulture, enology, wine business management or wine-related hospitality. Preference will be given to residents of Benton, Yakima or Klickitat counties and those who have a parent employed in the Washington wine industry.

—The Walter J. Clore Scholarship, established by the Washington Winegrowers Association in honor of Dr. Walter Clore’s grape research and lifetime achievements in viticulture and enology. Awards start at $1,000 and are granted to students pursuing careers related to viticulture and enology in Washington. The number of award recipients is determined annually.

—The Foundation Fund Scholarship, established as an endowment by the Washington Wine Industry Foundation’s board of directors. Recipients of this scholarship are awarded between $2,000 and $10,000, and the number of award recipients is determined annually.

—The George and Susan Carter Scholarship, established in 2017 as an endowed fund in honor of Washington State University researcher and winemaker George Carter and his wife, Susan. The scholarship was established to assist students of limited means to attain associate, bachelor’s and graduate-level degrees in viticulture and enology. One automatically renewing scholarship in the amount of $1,000 is awarded annually. 

Since 2002, the foundation has awarded more than $300,000 to over 200 students in the grape and wine industry. 

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—by Jonelle Mejica