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.

Jackson Family Wines CMS Master Exam & IMW Master of Wine Scholarship for Canadians.

  • Sponsor

    Jackson Family Wines


  • This scholarship applies to students sitting for the Master of Wine, Stage 2 Exam or students sitting for the Master Sommelier Exam (Theory or Practical/Tasting) in 2021. Scholarship amount is $2000. Must work and reside in Canada.

  • Deadline

    August 31, 2021, 07:00 PM (Pacific)

    This application is now closed.
    Vetting in process.

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Wilson Daniels Master of Wine & Master Sommelier Exam Scholarship

  • Sponsor

    Wilson Daniels


  • This application applies to students sitting for the CMS Master Exam (theory, practical, and tasting) or the Master of Wine Exam (Stage 2) in 2021. Scholarship amount: $2000

  • Deadline

    September 12, 2021, 11:00 PM (Pacific)

    This application is now closed.

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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

    September 20, 2021, 11:00 AM (Pacific)


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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)


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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

    September 26, 2021, 11:00 PM (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

    October 12, 2021, 09:00 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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