The Washington Wine Industry Foundation announced in a news release the opening of scholarships for qualifying students pursuing wine-related studies.

Six scholarships are available to students in two- or four-year programs. The scholarships and their requirements include:

—Albert Don Memorial Scholarship. Established in honor of Albert Don, a respected innovator in the agriculture and grape community, this new scholarship awards $3,000 to a student pursuing viticulture or a course of study in wine business management. 

—Alliance of Women in Washington Wine Scholarship. This new scholarship was established by The Alliance of Women in Washington Wine to inspire, connect and advance the future workforce of the wine industry. One $5,000 scholarship is awarded to a female student pursuing any viticulture- or enology-related program.

—Foundation Scholarship. Established in June 2013 as an endowed fund by the foundation’s board of directors, the number of Foundation Scholarships awarded each year is determined annually and awards range from $2,000 to $10,000.

—George & Susan Carter Scholarship. Established in 2017 by the Carter family, in honor of WSU researcher George Carter and his wife, Susan, this automatically renewing scholarship awards $1,000 for up to four years and assists students of limited means who are pursuing an associate, bachelor’s or graduate-level degree in viticulture and enology.

—Horse Heaven Hills Scholarship. Established in 2005 by the Horse Heaven Hills Wine Growers to encourage grape-growing and wine-producing education, two $3,000 scholarships are awarded to students interested in studying viticulture, enology, wine business management or wine-related hospitality. Preference is given to residents of Klickitat, Benton or Yakima counties and students with a parent employed in the Washington wine industry.

—Walter J. Clore Scholarship. Established in 1997 by the Washington Winegrowers Association, in honor of Clore’s grape research and lifetime achievements in viticulture and enology, this scholarship awards $1,000 annually to a varying number of students studying wine or viticulture.

The application deadline is April 25, 2022. Learn more and apply at: 

by Jonelle Mejica