The Washington Wine Industry Foundation is offering over $30,000 in scholarships for undergraduate and post-graduate students studying viticulture, enology or related disciplines. All applications are due March 15 with awards for the 2016-2017 school year awarded by May 15.

New This Year:  The Bill Powers Travel SabbaticalWine Industry Foundation logo-2

Thanks to the family and associates of industry legend Bill Powers, WWIF is offering a new opportunity for continuing education and professional growth.

This new offering will enable degreed professionals currently employed in the Washington state grape or wine industry to undertake a sabbatical in an established wine-producing region of the world to learn about an aspect of wine grape growing and/or winemaking that will further their professional career and benefit the Washington industry.  Awards will be made each year in amounts up to $5,000, to cover travel, room and board, and education-related expenses.  Recipients must design their own curriculum, and share their learnings with the industry at-large within one calendar year of return.

Additional Information and How to Apply
Applications can be found on the Foundation’s website at:; click on “Scholarships”.  Completed applications and all supporting documentation must be postmarked before March 15, 2016.

Since 2008, the Foundation has awarded over $168,000 to 133 students for education in the grape and wine industry.