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.

Champagne Laurent-Perrier Women in Wine Leadership Scholarship

  • Sponsor

    Laurent-Perrier


  • This scholarship applies to women sitting for the CMS Certified, Advanced and Masters Exams. Please see details for eligibility requirements.

  • Deadline

    July 11, 2021, 11:00 PM (Pacific)

    This application is now closed.

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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

    August 10, 2021, 09:00 AM (Pacific)


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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 29, 2021, 11:00 PM (Pacific)


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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

    August 29, 2021, 11:00 PM (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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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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