SommFoundation

Open Scholarships

We award over $150,000 in annual scholarships to beverage professionals worldwide. Currently, we offer fifteen scholarship programs, some application-based (award based on merit and need) and some competition-based. Scholarships range from $500-$5000.

Cooper’s Hawk Scholarship for BIPOC American Wine Professionals

  • Sponsor

    Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant


  • This scholarship is to assist BIPOC Americans who are passionate about pursuing a career in the wine industry. Scholarship amount is $1000.

  • Deadline

    September 26, 2021, 11:00 PM (Pacific)

    This application is now closed.
    Vetting in process.

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Women’s Wine Guild of Colorado – Women Empowerment Scholarship

  • Sponsor

    Tag Restaurant Group


  • This scholarship for a woman currently working in the Hospitality, Wine, Food and Beverage Industry in the state of Colorado. Scholarship funds are to be used toward WSET Level 1 or 2 or Court of Master Sommeliers Introductory or Certified Courses/Exams. Scholarship amount is $800

  • Deadline

    October 17, 2021, 11:00 PM (Pacific)

    This application is now closed.
    Vetting in process.

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SOMM Sessions

  • Sponsors

    Treasury Wine Estates, The Somm Journal, & The Tasting Panel


  • This series will take place once a month from Sept-Nov, 2021 and Feb-April, 2022. Each session will include competitions for $500 scholarships and one year’s access to SommFoundation’s SommGeo.

  • Deadline

    November 8, 2021, 11:00 AM (Pacific)


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The SOMM Journal Geographical Digest Virtual Series

  • Sponsors

    The SOMM Journal, National Geographic Books, The New Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia


  • This monthly series will from from May 2021 through April 2022. Each session will include random drawings for one year’s access to SommFoundation’s SommGeo, essay competitions for scholarships (awards will range from $400-$1000) and a copy of the New Southeby’s Wine Encyclopedia gifted to the top scorer,

  • Deadline

    November 9, 2021, 09:00 AM (Pacific)


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Les Dames d’Escoffier, Dallas Chapter Scholarship in Wine Studies

  • Sponsor

    Dallas Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International


  • This scholarship is to assist a woman currently working toward a high-level certification in the wine industry through IMW, CMS or WSET. Scholarship amount is $1000. Texas residents only.

  • Deadline

    January 2, 2022, 12:00 AM (Pacific)


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Donate to SommFoundation

Our nonprofit work is supported by donors like you. As a gift for donating $125 or more to SommFoundation, you will receive free access to SommGeo for one year. Your donation may be tax-deductible. Please consult your CPA.

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