The Washington Wine Industry Foundation (WWIF) is offering several scholarships for students pursuing studies in viticulture and enology including the Walter J. Clore, John Farmer, Horse Heaven Hills Wine Growers, and the S.W. (Bill) Preston Scholarships.
Last year, $18,000 was awarded to qualifying students for the 2011-2012 academic year.
The deadline for submission of applications for academic year 2012-2013 is June 1, 2012.
Scholarships are key to encouraging the future education of students in the fields of viticulture and enology. Part of the foundation’s mission is to help coordinate, manage, and promote scholarships and grants given by the winegrape industry, as well as to develop resources for new ones. The foundation serves as an umbrella organization on behalf of the winegrape industry to ensure contributions made by the industry are carefully managed and fully recognized.
To read more about WWIF scholarships and to obtain an application and instructions, go to www.washingtonwinefoundation.org/index.php?page_id=6.