***THIS SCHOLARSHIP HAS BEEN REVISED DUE TO THE CANCELLATION OF THE MASTER OF WINE EXAM. THE SCHOLARSHIP WILL STILL BE AWARDED THIS YEAR, HOWEVER, INSTEAD OF ONE SCHOLARSHIP FOR $5000, THERE WILL BE TWO SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED FOR $2500 EACH.
This scholarship is to assist with expenses related to the Masters of Wine, Stage 2 Practical Only Exam. Two Scholarships in the amount of $2500 each will be awarded. The recipients will be selected based on demonstration of need and merit.
This MW scholarship is sponsored by David and Diane Carpenter. (Diane is a board member at SommFoundation). The Carpenters strongly support the mission of SommFoundation. Their wish is to collaborate with a wide range of wine organizations, ensuring that we are inclusive of all wine professionals who seek to further their knowledge and passion for wine.
“The mission of SommFoundation is to assist the wine and spirits professional to achieve the highest level of proficiency and accreditation in the food and beverage industry. We provide enrichment opportunities and scholarships to sommeliers, restaurant professionals, wine journalists, and winemakers to further their knowledge about the world of wine and spirits and elevate the level of competency in the understanding of the beverage profession. ”