This scholarship is awarded to the three people with the highest scores at the Court of Master Sommeliers Advanced Exam each year. Each winner receives an all-expense paid trip to Napa to attend the annual Rudd Round Table event in March and a scholarship check in the amount of $5000. Scholarship checks are awarded at the event.
The Rudd Round Table was established in 2009 by the Rudd Foundation and SommFoundation to help prepare elite candidates for the Court of Master Sommeliers Master’s Exam. The Rudd family and the Rudd Foundation have been steadfast supporters of the sommelier community for many decades. For more information on the Rudd Round Table, please visit our page here: Rudd Round Table