Cooper’s Hawk Scholarship for BIPOC American Wine Professionals

  • Sponsor

    Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant

Cooper’s Hawk Scholarship for BIPOC American Wine Professionals:

This scholarship is to assist BIPOC Americans who are passionate about pursuing a career in the wine industry. Scholarship amount is $1000. Ten scholarships will be awarded.

Whether you are pursuing an entry level or higher level program, this scholarship is open to all applicants. In addition to the scholarship, Cooper’s Hawk Master Sommelier, Emily Wines, will offer personal mentorship to each recipient. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on demonstration of need and merit.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must work and reside in the United States
  • Must identify as Black, Asian, Latinx, Indigenous, or Person of Color
  • Cooper’s Hawk team members are eligible to apply, but must disclose the relationship with Cooper’s Hawk in their application.

Watch a video about this scholarship from our chairman, Thomas Price MS

About Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants:

A note from Cooper’s Hawk CEO and founder, Tim McEnery: “We are excited to sponsor a series of scholarships through SommFoundation, that will assist Black Americans on their wine journey. At Cooper’s Hawk, we are passionate about community and for us, that community is our guests and the wine industry at large. We see the need for more diversity in the wine business and this will provide financial support and mentorship to those passionate about wine.”

Founded in 2005, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants is built upon the belief that food and wine hold the power to forge lasting connections. A lifestyle brand focused on creating memorable moments that enrich lives, the company is home to over 560,000 Wine Club members across its 50+ locations. The concept is a fusion of familiar elements – modern casual restaurant, Napa-style tasting room, and artisanal retail market combined to create an entirely new hospitality experience. Cooper’s Hawk has won over 550 awards for its wine and opened two new concepts in 2022: Esquire by Cooper’s Hawk and Piccolo Buco, both in the Chicago area. Cooper’s Hawk is also the official wine partner of the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards. To learn more visit

Deadline to apply is September 25th, 2023, 11:00 pm Pacific