WOMEN OF THE VINE & SPIRITS FOUNDATION

 

The Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation, Ltd. 501(c)(3) is the charitable arm of Women of the Vine & Spirits. 

 The Foundation provides scholarships and awards for the purpose of helping women advance in the alcohol beverage industry through education, leadership, and professional development. 

Receiving a scholarship can be a life-changing opportunity with far-reaching impact beyond the financial assistance.
Thanks to our generous donors, the Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation is cultivating leaders and inspiring the future workforce.

 

43 Scholarships Awarded, Totaling $134,200 in 2019!

 

Thank You to Our Donors

Patron: $100,000+

E. & J. Gallo Winery

 

Advocate: $50,000 - $99,999

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Benefactor: $30,000 - $49,999

McBride Sisters Wine

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits

 

Affiliate: $15,000 - $29,999

Edrington

 

Supporter: $5,000 - $14,999

Wine Enthusiast Media

 

Friend: $1,000 - $4,999

Beam Suntory

Cynthia Lohr

Linda Myerson Dean

 

Donate to the Foundation through the link below!

 

For information about donation levels and benefits, please contact Executive Director, Tara Davey

 

2019 Scholarships & Awards 

Recipients will be announced soon!

 

Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation Scholarships: Supported by Our Generous Donors

Professional & Leadership Development Scholarship (2)

Educational Scholarship: Student

Educational Scholarship: Continuing Education

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines

WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits

WSET Level 3 Award in Wines

WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines

 

 Patron Scholarships: Supported by the Generous Donation of E. & J. Gallo Winery

E. & J. Gallo Winery “Women Behind the Wine” Educational Fund: Masters of Wine or Master Sommelier Scholarship (2)

E. & J. Gallo Winery “Women Behind the Wine” Educational Fund: Elizabeth Smyth Student Scholarship

E. & J. Gallo Winery “Women Behind the Wine” Educational Fund: Fuel Your Dreams Award (18)

 

Benefactor Scholarships: Supported by the Generous Donation of McBride Sisters Collection

McBride Sisters Collection SHE CAN Professional Development Fund: Certificate Program in Business of Wine (2)

McBride Sisters Collection SHE CAN Professional Development Fund: Degree in Wine Business Management

McBride Sisters Collection SHE CAN Professional Development Fund: MBA or Executive MBA in Wine Business (5)

McBride Sisters Collection SHE CAN Professional Development Fund: Professional Development (4)

 

Your Donations Are Making a Difference! 

Testimonials: 

“I am immensely honored to have been selected as a recipient of the Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation Educational Scholarship. Through this generous support, I will be able to continue my research to better understand the differences among vineyards and why certain wines age better than others. Ultimately it is my hope that small producers will benefit from the outcomes of my studies to enhance the quality of their wines. Being awarded with this scholarship means less anguish and more security. More time and energy that I will be able to dedicate to my research project as well as learning new things every day. Adversities in my life made me very appreciative of every type of support that comes my way and are the reason why I am so grateful for being awarded with this scholarship.” – Isadora Frias de Locio e Silva, Women of the Vine & Spirits Educational Scholarship Recipient, 2018 (Santa Rosa, CA)

 

“Winning the Women of the Vine & Spirits scholarship means that I can focus on perfecting my service at my job, instead of worrying about making enough money to survive day to day, and I am very grateful.” – Shirley Muswema, Women of the Vine & Spirits WSET Level 3 Award in Wines Scholarship Recipient, 2018 (Cape Town, South Africa)

 

“Being awarded this scholarship has been a wonderful testament to the commitment that organizations committed to diversity and equality around the world have made to ensuring that women and minorities are given opportunities to pursue career enhancing pursuits that are often seemingly out of reach.” – Lisa Nguyen, Women of the Vine & Spirits WSET Level 1 Award in Sake Scholarship Recipient , 2018 (New Orleans, LA)

 

Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation Scholarships

2019 Scholarship Opportunities are Now Closed

2020 Scholarship Opportunities to be Announced in Spring 2020

 

Patron Scholarships Supported by E. & J. Gallo Winery

2019 Scholarship Opportunities are Now Closed

2020 Scholarship Opportunities to be Announced in Spring 2020

 

The Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation Committee is proud to announce the
Women of the Vine & Spirits Scholarship Recipients for 2018:

 

Professional & Leadership Development Scholarship

LaShan Arceneaux
Tomball, TX

Professional & Leadership Development Scholarship

Julia Coney
Hyattsville, MD

 

Educational Scholarship - Student Scholarship

Isadora Frias de Locio e Silva 
Santa Rosa, CA

Educational Scholarship - Continuing Education Scholarship

Liz Chernousova 
Jacksonville, FL

WSET Level 1 Award in Sake

 

Émilie Steckenborn
Shanghai, China

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits

Julie Warnement  
Spring, TX

WSET Level 3 Award in Wines

Shirley Muswema 
Cape Town, South Africa

WSET Level 3 Award in Sake

 

Lisa Nguyen
New Orleans, LA

WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines and Spirits

Bethany Reed 
Coquille, OR

 

Want to learn more about our 2018 scholarship recipients?  View their stories Here.