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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.

Napa Valley Wine Academy Scholarships

  • Sponsor

    Napa Valley Wine Academy


  • These scholarships apply to any professional looking to further their wine education through online or in-person classes. ***Must work and reside in the United States.

  • Deadline

    May 1, 2022, 11:00 PM (Pacific)

    This application is now closed.
    Vetting in process.

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SommFoundation Master of Wine Scholarship

  • Sponsor

    SommFoundation


  • This Scholarship is for Institute of Masters of Wine, Master of Wine Students, (Stage 2). Award amount is $3000.

  • Deadline

    June 5, 2022, 11:00 PM (Pacific)


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Sonoma-Cutrer Scholarship for CMS Certified Exam, Advanced Course, and Advanced Exam

  • Sponsor

    Sonoma-Cutrer


  • This application applies to students planning to sit for the CMS Certified Exam, Advanced Course, or Advanced Exam in 2022. Certified scholarship amount is $595, Advanced Course Scholarship is $1499 and Advanced Exam Scholarship is $1195.

  • Deadline

    June 5, 2022, 11:00 PM (Pacific)


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Unger Advanced Sommelier Exam Scholarship

  • Sponsor

    Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas


  • This application applies to students sitting for the Advanced Sommelier Exam, Tasting and Practical only. This scholarship does not apply to the Advanced Theory Exam. Scholarship amount is $1250.

  • Deadline

    June 19, 2022, 11:00 PM (Pacific)


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

  • Sponsor

    Jackson Family Wines


  • This scholarship applies to students sitting for the Master of Wine Exam, Stage 2 or students sitting for the Master Sommelier Exam (Theory, Practical, and/or Tasting) in 2022. Scholarship amount is $2000. Must work and reside in Canada.

  • Deadline

    June 26, 2022, 11:00 PM (Pacific)


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Bonaccorsi Master Sommelier Exam Scholarship

  • Sponsor

    Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas


  • This application applies to students sitting for the CMS Master Sommelier Exam, Tasting and Practical only. It does not apply to students sitting for the CMS Master Theory Exam. Scholarship amount is $2,000.

  • Deadline

    August 16, 2022, 11:00 PM (Pacific)


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CMS International Advanced Course & Exam Scholarship

  • Sponsor

    Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas


  • This application applies to the 2022 CMS Advanced Course or Exam for INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTS ONLY, it excludes residents from Canada and the United States. Scholarship amount is $1285. This scholarship may be awarded retroactively for courses/exams already taken in 2022.

  • Deadline

    September 18, 2022, 11:00 PM (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

    October 16, 2022, 11:00 PM (Pacific)


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